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Parshat Shoftim
The Quest for Desirable Governance:
Unveiling the Torah's Call for Political Influence

The article explores Parshat Shoftim, discussing the concept of separation of powers in the modern legal system. It outlines how the Israelite society was built upon four governing institutions – King, Judge, Priest, and Prophet – each with distinct roles. The Torah's instruction to appoint a king "like all the nations around you" reflects the evolving political culture. The article highlights the Torah's emphasis on establishing a political entity to influence other nations through their political systems and culture.