Parshas Mishpatim

Print PDF By Rabbi Shloime Lindenbaum אם כסף תלוה את עמי (פרק כב פסוק כד) One of the many mitzvos detailed in our Parsha is the mitzva of giving צדקה to poor people. R’ Chaim Shmulevitz says that from the specific way in which the Torah describes how to do this mitzva, we can deduce […]

Parshas Mishpatim: Freedom or Slavery?

Print PDF By Rabbi Naftoly Bier Immediately after the giving of the עשרת הדברות at Har Sinai, the Torah introduces us to the mitzvah of the עבד עברי; a Jewish male who had stolen money and can’t pay back. He is “contracted” as an indentured servant for a period of up to six years. During […]