Category: Mishpatim

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

I have just returned from Israel, where I spent an exhilarating week with my family.... Read More

THE UNDERLYING SIGNIFICANCE OF ‘EVED IVRI’

Mishpatim begins with the laws of ‘Eved Ivri’ - an indentured Jewish servant, sold into... Read More

RELATING TO GOD THROUGH CIVIL LAW

The Torah portion of Mishpatim contains dozens of laws governing day-to-day life, a startling departure... Read More

CHARITY SHOULD BE ABOUT CHARITY

You may or may not be aware that the century-old unlimited charitable tax deduction on... Read More

THERE IS NO SOCIAL JUSTICE WITHOUT GOD

Earlier today I read a report about a Pro-Life Congress last week in Santa Ana.... Read More

THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING

The admonition against ‘sheker’ that appears in the midst of Mishpatim is strangely phrased: ‘distance... Read More

CIVIL LAW AND THE SINAI REVELATION

Rabbi Dunner looks at the connections between Parshat Mishpatim and Parshat Yitro, and examines why... Read More

WHETHER IT MAKES SENSE OR NOT

The proximity of the Torah portion of Mishpatim to the previous Torah portion of Yitro... Read More