Portion Mishpatim -Why Make Laws that No One Follows - Students, Women, Feminism - or a story about JUSTICE
- קטגוריה: Parashat Hashavua
- פורסם בשישי, 28 ינואר 2022 11:58
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“I mainly remember inexplicable physical sensations throughout that evening,” he said. “I guess the events affected me more than I thought.
“Anger was definitely there, mostly because of the humiliation. There was humiliation in a few senses – because of the very act of being apprehended, which included things like the body search, prevention of freedom of movement, the confiscation of personal belongings, and the very unempathic treatment at the hands of the arresting officers – not answering simple questions such as asking for the name of the policeman or why we were being picked up, feeling as if facing an impenetrable wall.
“In retrospect, I can understand that the police were under a great deal of stress, and it makes sense that they avoided talking to us, perhaps they directed their energies to other thoughts about how to manage the situation in general.
“But the fact is that we had come to support the residents, to do something good, and in the end we were the ones arrested.
“At the same time, there was anger regarding the lack of justice there, not for us, but for our fellow Jews, the Jewish residents of Lod and Ramla.”
So the portion sets up a basic set of laws - which have been digested, used, and updated for 3000 years!