Tuesday, April 04, 2023

dina d'malchusa

Way back in 2016 (here and here)  I quoted the Ran's distinction between dina d’malchusa, fair laws that are necessary for good governance, and dina d’malka, arbitrary laws decreed by whim of the ruler, and I opined that we no longer live in a country where dina d'malchusa applies, but rather dina d'malka.  The "law" is now all about the exercise of power, without respect for fairness or equal standards of justice. 

What happened in NY today is but the final nail in the coffin.   

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