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Parshas Shoftim: Of Feelings and Fugitives

When considering the manifold ways in which Torah and psychology intersect, an obvious area of exploration is that of the Torah’s commentary on human emotions. As we’ve discussed in various places, Hakadosh Baruch Hu does not shy away, so to speak, from addressing our feelings; in fact, the Mitzvos frequently reflect our nuanced psychological wiring, and even go so far as to command or make demands of our emotions.