Law and Liberty

“Law is the basis of liberty. Without it, there is chaos, violence, injustice, and the will to power. Judaism is a religion of law, not because it is solely concerned with justice rather than love. To the contrary, Torah is the source of the three great love commands in Western civilisation: you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, might, and soul; you shall love your neighbour as yourself; you shall love the stranger for you were once strangers. But love alone cannot structure grace in society.”

Covenant and Conversation: Deuteronomy, p. 66