Parashat Mishpatim, Parshat Shekalim


Our portion speaks about the civil laws and immediately follows the instruction to build an altar. You shall make me an altar of stones...And these are the civil laws you shall set before them... We learn from here, explains Rashi, that we are to place the Sanhedrin - the court deciding the law, adjacent to

Parashat Mishpatim, Parshat Shekalim2017-02-23T20:46:36+08:00

Parashat Beshalach


Moshe cried out to God and said "what shall I do with this nation for in a short moment they will stone me. God said to Moses "stand in front of these people..." Moshe feared the people, so why does God tell him to face them? God wanted him to see how he had exaggerated

Parashat Beshalach2017-02-09T23:35:48+08:00

Parashat Bo


...they had been driven out of Egypt and could not tarry, and provisions, too, they could not make for themselves. Not bringing provisions was irresponsible behavior and later it led the people to complain about food and water, so thought Rashi's grandson, the Rashbam. Rashi, on the other hand, explained it as a manifestation of

Parashat Bo2017-02-02T15:40:11+08:00
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