Don’t Go Back to Egypt!

Parashat Mishpatim (Ordinances or Statutes) Shemot (Exodus) 21:1–24:18 Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8–22, 33:25–26 Our weekly Scripture portion opens with a very interesting verse, which is usually interpreted in a negative way. However, I believe we misunderstand … Read More

If… Then…

Parashat Mishpatim (Statutes) Shemot (Exodus) 21:1–24:18 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 … 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