Parashat Shoftim – commandment from where?

Here’s a little Torah study for this week’s parasha. A study of a short piece in the Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 23a. Here’s an extract from the handout:

This text is a powerful testament to a humanistic tendency in religious rites. In the absence of the Divine commanding voice, the sages are still able to allude to it through the transmission of rites from generation to generation.

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