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Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:

Parshas Mishpatim

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.


The following Aliya summary will list the numerous laws detailed in Parshas Mishpatim. A total of 53 Mitzvot are commanded.

1st Aliya: The Jewish slave, Jewish maidservant, manslaughter, murder, injuring a parent, kidnapping, cursing a parent.

2nd Aliya: Killing of slaves, personal damages, injury to slaves, the killer ox, a hole in the ground, damage by goring, penalties for stealing.

3rd Aliya: Damage by grazing, damage by fire, the unpaid custodian, the paid custodian, the borrowed article, seduction, occult practices, idolatry and oppression, lending money.

4th Aliya: Accepting authority, justice, strayed animals, the fallen animal.

5th Aliya: Justice, the Shmitah (7th) year, Shabbos, Pesach, Shavous, Succos, prohibition against milk and meat.

6th Aliya: Hashem (G-d) instructed the nation to respect the authority of His messengers, the Prophets and Rabbis. He promised to chase out the seven nations who inhabited Canaan and forewarned us against making a treaty of peace with them, or being influenced by their practices and values.

7th Aliya: Hashem stated the means by which the seven nations would be chased out of Israel, and promised that if we do as instructed no woman would miscarry. The borders of Eretz Yisroel (The Land of Israel) were defined. The conclusion of the Parsha returns to the aftermath of Revelation. Moshe built an altar, offered a sacrifice, and in 24:7 the nation proclaimed "we will first obey Hashem's commands and then attempt to understand". Moshe, Aharon, Nadav, Avihu, and the 70 elders have a shared vision in 24:10 and then Moshe is told to ascend Sinai where he would remain for 40 days and nights.


Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler

 

ARTICLES ON PINCHAS AND THE THREE WEEKS:

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Peace Pursued
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Too Much Righteousness
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If A Person Sees Himself As Wicked, He Is Easy Picking For the Yetzer Horah
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Continuity or Bust
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A Double-Edged Sword
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> Forever Sensitive
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Human Sacrifice
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Picture The Scene of The Petition of Tzelofchad's Daughters
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Been There, Done That
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Harnessing Powers
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Forgotten Oaths
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Spear-heading Redemption
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Our lives Revolve Around God
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

The Unpredictable Development of the Tribes of Dan and Binyomin
- 5769

Tikun Olam Plan C
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5763



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