If… Then…

I’ve written previously on this specific parasha that “Freedom in Yeshua is not lawlessness! If we love Him, then we will obey Him and His statutes. And only then will we know true freedom.” I … Read More

Protecting the “Old”

I’ve really wrestled with this week’s Scripture portion (parasha). I spent a lot of time in prayer and seeking the Lord’s wisdom before writing this commentary. My goal in writing this blog is to offer … Read More

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