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Mishpatim – Torah In Haiku

Mishpatim

TO MEET THE DIVINE … MAKE SURE YOU’RE FULLY PRESENT … AVOID DISTRACTIONS — Exodus 24:12 God said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the teachings and commandments which I have inscribed to instruct them.” Every word of Torah is […]

Mishpatim (Laws)

Mishpatim

Exodus 21:1 to 24:18 God gave Moses 613 laws. ordinances and rules for the Israelites to observe. All the people said “All these things we will do!” But can the people comply with all the laws? The Reform Jewish Movement has an answer. Last week we read about the Israelites receiving the Ten Commandments. In […]

Mishpatim – Torah In Haiku

Do this. Don’t do that … Last week, ten broad commandments … This week, some details — Last week we read about receiving the Ten Commandments amidst fire, clouds and thunder at Sinai. Still at the mountain, the Israelites are now presented with a list of 53 more detailed laws – the name of the […]

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 […]

Mishpatim – The Torah in Haiku

G-d makes an offer … The people do not refuse … Covenant is sealed —————- Exodus 24:7-8 Then [Moses] took the record of the covenant and read it aloud to the people. And they said, “All that the Eternal has spoken we will faithfully do.” Moses took the blood [from the offerings] and dashed it […]

Mishpatim (Rules or Ordinances)

Mishpatim (Rules or Ordinances)

Mishpatim – Exodus 21:1 to 24:18 The text from this week is often called the “Covenant Code.” Its ordinances form the covenant between the Israelites and God creating a holy people. This week we explore what constitutes being “holy.” In the last verses of last week’s parsha God told Moses how the Israelites should worship […]

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