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Good People, Bad People, and Those in Between
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And these are the laws that you should place before them.  (Sefer Shemot 21:1) Our tendency to classify people as good or evil We tend to classify people as either good people or as bad people. The good people conduct themselves according to standards that we establish.  If these good people deviate from these standards, […]
Doing and Hearing
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One of the most famous phrases in the Torah makes its appearance in this week’s parsha. It has often been used to characterise Jewish faith as a whole. It consists of two words: na’aseh venishma, literally, “we will do and we will hear” (Ex. 24:7). What does this mean and why does it matter? There […]
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Mishpatim
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“Truth Be Told” I once taught a class whose purpose it was to introduce Midrashic literature to an audience of very intelligent individuals who previously had only limited experience with primary Jewish texts. It was an introductory course, in which I attempted to expose the students to several simple yet illustrative passages from the vast […]