Posts tagged Commandments

Mishpatim (Rules)

Mishpatim

Exodus 21:1 to 24:15 Torah presents 613 laws. The purpose of most is clear. However, many seem dated or have no practical purpose. How are we to view and practice these laws? In last week’s text the Israelite people received the Ten Commandments. The parsha ended with God speaking to Moses: “Thus shall you say […]

Va-et’channan (And I Pleaded)

Deuteronomy 3:23 to 7:11 After being told by God he will never enter the Promised Land, Moses speaks to the Israelites about the Laws of the Eternal. He states that “nothing can be added or subtracted” … But, does he contradict himself later in the text? “I pleaded with the Eternal at the time, saying: […]

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