Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof
"Justice, justice you shall pursue."
-- Deuteronomy 16:20
These words from the Book of Deuteronomy (Sefer Devarim
) pretty much sum up the scope of Judaism – and are familiar to many who participated in civil rights issues over the generations.
I'm currently reading Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics
, by Jeremiah Unterman, and it's giving me a new and greater appreciation of these sacred scriptures.
What does justice mean to you? Is seeking justice for others a part of your own spiritual journey?