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Shoftim – Judges – שופטים

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In this week’s Torah portion we are looking at Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9

  • In this portion we we look at God’s important appointment of Judges which would serve the nation of Israel for many centuries.
  • We’ll review the court system in ancient Israel.
  • What is the Sanhedrin? We’ll discover it’s role along with smaller courts and the Beit din.
  • Why did Israel want a king? Was it God’s will?
  • Is it true that the King of Israel had to write out his own copy of the Torah? Will Messiah be required to do this?
  • Discover what is the Torah of King Messiah?
  • Hear the wonderful story of Solomon and the little yod.
  • What is ‘The prophet like Moses’ – and why did the apostles say it was Jesus?
  • Ever had a false prophecy? – We’ll review what the difference is between a false prophet and a real prophet. Where does Jesus fit in this criteria?
  • Why do three refuge cities prove the coming of Messiah?
  • Why is it bad to relocate your neighbour’s boundary stones?
  • Why is being a false witness so devastating?
  • Learn the rules of Biblical warfare in optional wars.
  • And finally learn how the elders dealt with the mystery of an unsolved murder.



Shoftim 2021 Part 1  Includes:

Torah (NKJV)

Torah (with Rashi)

Torah (with Hebrew and Strongs)

Haftarah (with Rashi)

New Testament

New Testament (With Greek)

Young Children

Puppets – Kings have rules

Colouring in

Older Children


Song for Shoftim

City of David

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“The King” 2015 by Yoram Raanan
Acrylic on Canvas

When he [the king] is seated upon his royal throne, he shall write for himself two copies of this Torah on a scroll…Let be with him, and he shall read from it all the days of his life… (Deuteronomy 17:18-19)

Tabbouleh Salad with Cauliflower Rice

This Year

Shoftim Midrash 2021

Shoftim 2021 Part 2 (Midrash) Includes:
See also Torah Portion Shoftim 2021 for Part 1

Previous Portions

Shoftim 2020

Shoftim 2020 Part 1  Includes:

Shoftim Midrash 2020

Shoftim 2020 Part 2 (Midrash) Includes:

Other Teaching On Shoftim

Locked Down Not Locked Up
Ps Kyal Cumming 2021

Ps Kyal Cumming 2020

Herod’s Temple


The Letter Yod

Boundary Stone in Israel

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