Parshat Mishpatim: “You shall surely return it to him”

Rabbanit Billy Rabenstein

Parshat Mishpatim: “You shall surely return it to him” Rabbanit Billy Rabenstein is the Rosh Beit Midrash for the Israeli programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum “You shall surely return it to him” (Exodus 23:3) Parashat Mishpatim is packed with commandments tied to the finer details of our everyday lives. Some of those commandments concern our interaction …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Mishpatim 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1 – 24:18) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “If your brother becomes destitute and is then sold to you, you shall not make him work like a slave” (Leviticus 25:39) If indeed Judaism gave the world the idea and ideal of freedom – “I am the Lord thy …

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Parshat Mishpatim: The Social Message

Shaul Vieder

Parashat Mishpatim: The Social Message  Money per se isn’t bad. It’s a tool and a resource we receive from the God. The real question is what the use of this money does to the person using it. Will that person choose to grow rich at the expense of the needy? Will people amass fortunes by defrauding …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Mishpatim 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1- 24:18) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “These are the statutes which you must place before them.” (Exodus 21:1) If two religiously observant Jews are engaged in a disagreement which has financial ramifications, are they permitted to go to a secular court to arbitrate their dispute or must …

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“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” . At Sinai, the Jewish nation entered into its second covenant with God, a …

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“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 according to majority rule, and more; …

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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 ועו”ד מוריה דיין מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”ז שבט תשע”ז, 23/02/2017 הפרשה פותחת בפסוק בן חמש …

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"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 …

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