“Shabbat Shalom” – Mishpatim 5778

Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And he took the Book of the Covenant, and read it into the ears of the nation, and they said, ‘Everything that the Lord has spoken we shall do and we shall understand” [Ex. 23:7]. At Sinai, the Jewish nation entered into its second covenant with God, a pact based …

“Parsha to the Point” – Mishpatim 5778

Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18)  Rabbi David Stav  It is curious that our weekly Torah portion, Parshat Mishpatim, which provides the basic tenets of our judicial system – laws concerning servants; murderers and other criminals; specific penalties assigned to every kind of criminal act; properly applied rules of evidence, reaching verdicts …

אישה ופרשה: משפטים תשע”ז

  דרוש דיין ירא אלוקים ונגיש לעם בפרשתנו מודגשת חובתו של הדיין להכיר כי מקור המשפט הוא מה´ ולהיות ירא אלוהים, ובו בזמן לשים את המשפטים לפני העם כשולחן ערוך ונגיש. על משפט, מקורו, מטרתו והנגשתו. טו”ר …

“Parsha to the Point” – Mishpatim 5777

Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1 – 24:18) Rabbi David Stav  After being exposed to the ideals embodied by the Ten Commandments, which would later serve as the fundamental values shared by people around the world, the Torah takes us back down to reality in our portion, Mishpatim, and begins to list the ways we can apply those values in our daily …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Mishpatim 5777

Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1 – 24:18) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “When [Hebrew: ‘im’] you lend money to My people, to the poor person with you, you shall not behave toward him as a lender; you shall not impose interest upon him.” [Ex. 22:24] How can we ensure that Jewish ideals—such as protecting the downtrodden and …