Parsha Q’s And A’s

Rabbi Yehoshua Eliyohu Berman Mishpatim 1)  Can a teacher of Torah content himself by just giving over the body of information of the Torah without ensuring that his students understand the underlying logic and explanation of that information? No.  In 21:1 Hashem tells Moshe, “These are the laws that you

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Parshas Mishpatim

This is the parsha that follows the giving of the Torah. The Torah says, “And these are the laws that you shall place before them.” Rashi quotes the midrash as saying that these are a continuation of the previous laws; just as they were given at Sinai

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Parshas Mishpatim

Watching Hair Grow Did you ever watch hair grow? Its what you do after you watch paint dry. Since my three-year-old son is scheduled for his upsherin (first haircut) this Sunday, my wife and I have been gawking quite a bit at our son’s beautiful mane of

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Parshas Mishpatim

Sefer Shemos, Parshas Mishpatim [21:2] “If thou buy an Hebrew servant,” To the unprejudiced mind, nothing can show so strikingly the truth of the traditional oral – law as the first two paragraphs, V. 2 – 6 and 7 – 11, with which this “Mosaic Lawgiving” starts.

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Parshas Mishpatim

Topics covered in this class: The Juxtapositioning of Sedras Mishpatim separates Yisro and Teruma The Jewish slave An eye for an eye. Your hatred acquaintance’s donkey We will do and we will listen. The Juxtapositioning of Sedras People don’t listen well. We hear but we don’t listen

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Parshas Mishpatim

Based on Rav Noah Weinberg When we think of building our relationship with G-d, we often think of the powerful mitzvoth that we observe year after year: fasting on Yom Kippur; hearing the shofar at Rosh Hashana; eating matzah at the Pesach seder… These are the commandments that connect us with our

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