Is There Spiritual Guidance Within Our Legal System? Part I

The Hidden Meaning Behind The List Of Laws In Deuteronomy

Immanuel Shalev
Immanuel Shalev


If the entire book of Deuteronomy is supposed to be Moshe's rousing speech before the nation enters Israel, how can we understand the mundane text of Parshat Shoftim? Instead of inspiration, we hear law after law of seemingly trivial matters – witnesses, legalities, land boundaries. What is this long list of laws doing in the middle of this book, that is supposedly Moshe’s inspirational speech?