Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Mishpatim 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. When a mitzva is mentioned and no number is indicated, it means that the mitzva is counted elsewhere, but is still found in Mishpatim. This being the case, it makes Mishpatim even more mitzva- filled than its high count indicates. Kohen First Aliya – […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Mishpatim 5759

February 19, 2014, by

Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. Where a mitzva is mentioned and no number is indicated, this means that the mitzva is counted elsewhere, but still is found in Mishpatim. That there are mitzvot mentioned but not counted here makes Mishpatim even more mitzva- filled than its highcount indicates. Kohen […]

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Mishpatim – Rishon

January 17, 2014, by

The name of this parsha means “laws” and that sums it up quite nicely. Most of the parsha is taken up by a variety of laws that G-d commands through Moshe. It starts with the laws of the Jewish slave, though the term “slave” is unfortunate, as the Torah’s definition bears no resemblance to what […]

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Mishpatim – Sheini

January 17, 2014, by

Killing a slave is also a capital crime, but only if he dies as a direct result of the injury. Causing a woman to miscarry results in a monetary penalty, but if the woman herself dies, it’s a capital offense. Appropriate damages are paid for the loss of an eye, a tooth or other limb. […]

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Mishpatim – Shlishi

January 17, 2014, by

If a person lets his animals graze on someone else’s land, he must repay with his best produce. A person who lets a fire rage out of control must pay for damages. An unpaid watchmen from whom the object being watched was stolen must take an oath to that effect. A paid watchman is responsible […]

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