Thursday, 05 Jun 2008

Written by Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh

One of the most enigmatic characters in the entire Hebrew Bible is the one who figures in the traditional haftarah for this Shabbat. I am talking about Samson, known in the Hebrew Bible as a shofet, a “judge”, though behaving in his life as far removed from the behaviour of the wigged and robed judges of our own dear land as one could possibly imagine.

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