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Mishpatim – “Judgments”

In Exodus 21, Adonai gave Israel laws regarding the humane treatment of Hebrew slaves.  Now, Hebrew slavery consisted of two types: one was if you committed a crime against another and could not pay restitution, in which case you would be sold as a slave.  The other type was if you owed money and were unable to repay it, you

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Mishpatim – “Judgments”

This week’s parasha is entitled Mishpatim, which is translated “Statutes” or “Judgments” and covers Exodus chapters 21 through 24. This section of the Torah contains extensive case law; fines and/or punishments for a broad spectrum of offenses having mostly to do with personal injury and property. Everything in this parasha demonstrates that, as beings created in the image of God,

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Mishpatim – “Judgements”

Today’s Torah portion is titled, “Mishpatim,” which means “Judgements.”  It covers Exodus: 21:1–24:18.  This parasha passage is also known as Sefer ha B’Rit (The Book of the Covenant), since this 4 chapter parasha contains over 10% of the 613 commandments found in the Torah. We often forget that the ancient world was a very brutal place.  People were maimed or

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Mishpatim – “Statutes/Judgments”

This week’s parasha is entitled Mishpatim, which is translated “Statutes” or “Judgments” and covers Exodus chapters 21 through 24. This section of the Torah contains extensive case law; fines and/or punishments for a broad spectrum of offenses having mostly to do with personal injury and property. Everything in this parasha demonstrates that, as beings created in the image of God,

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Mishpatim – “Judgements”

This week’s parasha is entitled Mishpatim, which is translated “Statutes” or “Judgments” and covers Exodus 21-24. This section of the Torah contains extensive case law; fines and/or punishments for a broad spectrum of offenses having mostly to do with personal injury and property. Everything in this parasha demonstrates that, as beings created in the image of God, we have innate dignity

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Mishpatim – “Judgements”

The name of this week’s Parasha is Mishpatim, which means “Judgments”, and it takes us from Exodus 21:1-24:18.  Moses gave the Jewish people specific instructions on how to treat Jewish slaves.  These slaves were to be released in the 7th year of their servitude and a man could take his wife with him if she had already been married to

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Mishpatim – “Judgments”

The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Mishpatim which means “Judgments”. This Torah portion contains a good deal of what we would call case law –  prescribed fines and/or punishments for a broad spectrum of offenses concerning personal injury and property. They include such things as: The rights and obligations of slaves and their masters Capital offenses, including premeditated murder, kidnapping, sorcery, bestiality, offering sacrifices

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