Parshat Shoftim, in a series of passages, balances the needs for war with the imperative of retaining a moral awareness, despite the violence of the battlefield. Rabbi Alex Israel discusses these issues and their impact today.
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Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.