Priestly and Prophetic Voice

Halachah is part of Torat Kohanim, Judaism’s priestly voice. In the Torah, its key verbs are lehavdil, to distinguish/analyse/categorise, and lehorot, to instruct/guide/issue a ruling. But in Judaism there is also a prophetic voice. The key words for the Prophet are tzedek umishpat, righteousness and justice, and chessed verachamim, kindness and compassion.”

Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas, p. 300