The Place That God Chose

Question

“If there arises a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose; And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment.” (Devarim 17:8-9)

My question here is about the “the place which the Lord thy God shall choose.” How do we known the place which God shall choose?

And does the difficult judgment that judges cannot solve be easily solved by the Levites?

3 months

Answers

  1. The simple understanding of the verse is that the “place” is the Temple. The deeper inference is that when there is no Temple (as has been the case for almost two thousand years) the “place” is wherever Torah scholars are found.

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  2. Does levites are expart in giving difficult judgement?Are they more intelligent than other jews?

  3. No. The Levites are no more or less intelligent than other people.

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