Rachel Roth is a member of the Women of Temple Chai, Long Grove, Illinois. She sits on the WRJ North American Board and URJ North American Board. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the American Conference of Cantors. Rachel is also a proud member of NATA, the National Association for Temple Administration.
In this week’s Torah portion, Shof’tim, we find, as part of his final speech, Moses’ instructions to the People of Israel for setting up a justice system. He directs them to appoint judges and he cautions against showing favoritism or taking bribes.
Vayeira, (Genesis 18:1–22:24) There is a lot to unpack in this portion.
We are familiar with it. We read the Akeidah (Genesis 22:1), the binding of Isaac, on the High Holy Days every year.