Shoftim: Chapter 5

The Small Sanhedrin and the Great Sanhedrin


Speaking about the higher court, Rabbi Shimon next tells the Faithful Shepherd that he was Gadol, the highest above the seventy greater Sanhedrin. He says that Moses is the friend of God and the friend of Malchut. He also talks about the lower court, and about the greater and smaller lamplights. The greater lamplight is the light of God and the smaller is the song of the Levites.