Mishpatim: Are Laws Just Oppressive Restrictions? (13:07)
In this week's parsha (Exodus 21:1-24:18) we are in the midst of two of the most well known and epic stories in the entire Tanach: Revelation at Sinai and the Sin of the Golden Calf. The Israelites experience their highest high and their lowest low, all within the same few verses. However, smack in the middle of these two legendary episodes, we are forced to read law after law after law
Series: Aleph Beta: The Parsha Experiment
Immanuel Shalev (31)
A Mindset of Freedom (7:10)
Maimonides asks: why does the Torah discuss rational commandments great detail, aren't these commandments that conventional thinking concludes without Divine guidance? In this brief talk, Rabbi Shochet discusses the answer to this question along with relevant insight that we can apply in our daily living as Jews. .
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet (66)
The Secret of the Torah’s Sequence (56:50)
Is the Torah in chronological order? Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein explains with Parshas Mishpatim, the different ways of looking at the sequence of events in the Torah. There are always a few different approaches which he compares and clarifies.
Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein (32)
7 Principles for Physicians and Caregivers (19:30)
Which illnesses are G-d's realm and which are for the physician to heal? Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh explains the parallels between the emotional spheres and 7 principles derived from the phrase "Heal and he shall heal” found in Parshat Mishpatim. To answer the question, all illness and all healing is from G-d.
Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh (31)
Mayanot Moment: Mishpatim (3:40)
Why is there a rerun on the giving of the Torah in this week's Torah portion? Rabbi Boruch Kaplan outlines the 2 levels of Torah that parallel the 2 times the giving of the Torah is described.
Rabbi Boruch Kaplan (10)
JabadTube: Season3 Mishpatim (4:25)
Rabbi Yosef Slavin (123)
Covenant & Conversation: Parshat Mishpatim (8:16)
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Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (99)