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Parshah

Ruchie Bromberg

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Educated Guess:

Judges and officers, the parshah states,

Should be placed in all your gates.

Hashem gave judges to all the tribes,

Righteous they must be, no taking bribes.

They may not be harsh to one, and to another kind,

If they take a gift it can make them blind.

”Blind” doesn't mean they can't see -- literally,

It means they won't judge the case favorably.

In their respected and privileged place,

There's something the judges have to chase.

They must follow Hashem's command.

In order to live and inherit the Land.

In this week's parshah, can you note?

What must they pursue, what is the quote?

There's something we can learn here too,

It applies to other mitzvos too!  
 
 

Parshah in Action:

This week's parshah talks about pursuing righteousness and always telling the truth. It also discusses the navi sheker -- a false prophet. 

Truth and a lie is a fun game in which players attempt to guess which of the three statements is not the truth.

Each player thinks of three things to say about themselves, two of which are true and one of which is a lie. The object of the game is to guess which one is a lie. Everyone has a turn and everyone guesses which one they believe is the lie.

As an interesting change, instead of stating a lie, a person says something that might not be true -- yet something that they wish were. For example, someone that has never been to Eretz Yisrael might say: “I visited Eretz Yisrael when I was young.”

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