The Book of Judges
About the Book
The Book of Judges is the last book in the “Mishne Torah” (“The icing on the cake”) it deals with bringing the template of the national Jewish life in Israel to fulfillment by building two of the founding institutes of the country, the Sanhedrin and the king. The third institution, the Temple, is in the middle: it will be built by the king and the Sanhedrin will sit in it.
The book deals with the authorities of the Sanhedrin, ways of judging and witnesses, parents authority (honoring of parents) and the authority of the king, and throughout the laws of mourning.
It seems that the “Mishne Torah” and the Book of Judges specifically were written from a deep vision of becoming the foundation of a Jewish state that Maimonides pictured. His fresh and sublime instructions for Jewish soldiers, Jewish kings, the start of a new Sanhedrin and Jewish judges. That “is worthy to rule the whole Torah through it” since in the future the Sanhedrin will follow the Mishne Torah, which is a “collection of the Oral Torah” and its name is in line with thנe name of a royal book the king must carry everywhere, explain that this collection is not only a summary of the Torah but also a means to found and advance following the sublime actions of building the Torah institutes empowering Israel and carrying out the purpose of man.
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