Weekly Torah Portion: The Spiritual and the Mundane

Most of this week’s Torah portion involves various civil laws which help govern a kind and generous society.  The portion begins with the laws of slavery, which, when compared to the norms of society in Biblical times, are particularly...

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Weekly Torah Portion: Damages and Capital Crimes

The following is a taste of our Israel Bible Reading Plan. Follow the weekly portion with summaries, insights and lively conversation. To register, click here. In this extended passage, the Torah deals with a variety of cases involving...

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The Portion of Mishpatim

This week’s portion leaves the narrative behind and focuses instead on Torah law. It deals extensively with case law between man and man, but also includes a number of laws between man and God. It is concerned with justice and righteous...

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