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Parashat Shoftim is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.
Shoftim (“Judges”) discusses guidelines of leadership, opening with a command to appoint judges and continuing to detail laws of kings, priests, and prophets. It also describes laws relating to cities of refuge for accidental killers, false witnesses, warfare, and the rite performed in a case of unsolved murder. 
Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 · 24 p’sukim
Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-23, 51:22 · 13 p’sukim