Ki Satzai: Discipline in Service of Love

Discipline is about maintaining structure and functionality, so that there can be a world of love and G-dliness. The discipline must never morph into aggression and ungodliness- the very misbehaviors which it comes to reign in. This message emerges powerfully from an in-depth treatment of the ''מלקות'' (lashing) narrative which stresses empathy even towards the individual who deserves physical retribution.