In its accounts of victories and defeats, conquests and liberation, the sordid tales of spiritual corruption, and the relentless struggle to maintain a Jewish state in the face of implacable enemies, the Book of Shoftim reads like today's headlines.
In the sixty years of modern Jewish statehood, there has been a remarkable - though unsurprising - recurrence of almost every issue tackled by the judges in their time: foreign enemies, incessant terror, asymmetrical warfare, the role of women in public life,intermarriage, converts, religion and state, pluralism, diplomacy, and for peace, and an imperfect - and occasionally grievously flawed - leadership.
Learn how Jews of ancient times — guided by the divine wisdom of the Torah — overcame strife, disunity, and even civil war, and how the modern State of Israel serves as a similar bridge between the exile and the restoration of the faithful Torah state with the monarchy of King David’s descendants.
Rabbi Pruzansky directly confronts the controversial issues in the public domain today, and uncovers the secret to modern Jewish governance. Judges for Our Time shows clearly how the Book of Shoftim is profoundly relevant to our era.