Parashat Mishpatim (Ordinances or Statutes)

Shemot (Exodus) 21:1–24:18 Our weekly Scripture portion (parasha) opens with Exodus 21:1, an important verse that connects to last week’s reading, that consisted of the Ten Commandments and the other instructions that God gave Israel: … Read More

Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18

בס”ד Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Shabbat Shekalim Maftir: Exodus 30:11-16 Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17-12:17 In this week’s Torah portion, there is a wide variety of laws given. These commandments are for the purpose of … Read More

Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18

בס”ד Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25-26 There are things which are a personal danger to you. I am speaking about things that lead people away from the intimacy and power of … Read More

Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18

בס”ד Shabbat Sh’kalim Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Maftir: Exodus 30:11-16; Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17-12:17 (Some Communities add I Samuel 20:18, 42 because this Shabbat is also Erev Rosh Chodesh) Why do people marry today? … Read More

Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18

בס”ד Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17-12:17 Maftir: Exodus 30:11-16 Shabbat Shekalim In this week’s Torah portion there is a clear teaching that the unborn baby should be thought of as a … Read More

Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:124:18

בס”ד Parashat Mishpatim (Judgments) Exodus 21:124:18 Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25-26 There is a general principle in the Bible which says, “…no man may see Me (G-d) and live” Exodus 33:20. Yet G-d is gracious and … Read More