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Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Among the laws detailed in the parashah, we are told: “Six days shall you accomplish your activities, and on the seventh day you shall desist so that your ox and donkey may be content, and your...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 4th Aliyah

Among the many laws detailed in Mishpatim is the law not to accept a false report (23:1). Why does the Torah need to give us these explicit prohibitions? Aren’t these rules rather obvious? Oznayim...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 3rd Aliyah

Among the laws discussed in Mishpatim is the mandate not to oppress a widow or an orphan (22:21). The Torah continues that if a person oppresses them, G-d’s wrath will be kindled, G-d will kill the...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 2nd Aliyah

Our parashah mentions the methodology used to apply justice for several varieties of damages: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot” (21:24). The Gemara and...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 1st Aliyah

Parashas Mishpatim lists many of the laws that govern Jewish living and also contains hidden treasures. One example can be found when the Torah describes the punishment for killing another person:...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Yisro 7th Aliyah

The pasuk says, “If you make for Me an altar of stones, you shall not build them of hewn stones [stones cut by metal]” (20:22). Rashi quotes Rabbi Yishmael, who explains that this “if” is one of...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Yisro 6th Aliyah

Of the Ten Commandments that G-d proclaims to the Jewish people, honoring your father and your mother is the only one that includes the apparent reward of a lengthened life (20:12). Why would this...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Yisro 5th Aliyah

The Jewish people accepted all of G-d’s commandments and were ready to receive the Torah. After three days of preparation, the people assembled at Har Sinai. The Midrash reveals that the Jews slept...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Yisro 4th Aliyah

Parashas Yisro is the first time we are introduced to the Ten Commandments, often overshadowing other important messages conveyed in our parashah. One such message can be found when the Torah...

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Yisro 3rd Aliyah

Moshe accepts Yisro’s suggestions for a scalable judicial system and chooses leaders to serve as judges. Those appointed would judge all cases and bring only the difficult cases to Moshe to handle....