Shabbat Parashat Mishpatim 5774
Mishpatim | 24 Shevat 5774 | 1/25/2014
As we do every year on Parashat Mishpatim, we will focus on matters that relate to the operation of our network of rabbinical courts, Eretz Hemdah-Gazit. With Divine Assistance, our eight branches throughout Israel are functioning to increase the honor and love of religion and consequently the honor of Heaven. Our parasha, which deals with many topics that are related to the operation of a beit din, opens with the pasuk: “These are the laws that you shall place before them” (Shemot 21:1). Our Rabbis expounded greatly on these words, and we will discuss some rules and how we apply them.
After replacing the tallit I have used for Shabbat, may I use the old one for during the week?
For the following mitzvot, a person eats their fruit in this world and the principle remains for the World to Come: respect for one’s mother and father, acts of kindness, and bringing peace between people; and Torah study is equal to all of them.
Reuven gave a house to Shimon as collateral for a loan before going abroad. When Reuven returned and wanted to pay his loan and claim back his house, he found that the partitions between his part of the property and his partner’s property were missing. Shimon said that he received the property without partitions and that if there were partitions, he didn’t want them because he was afraid the non-Jewish inhabitants would destroy them. He added that if there were partitions, it was Shimon’s father who had installed them.
amongst the sick
of Klal Yisrael
Rabanit Itah bat Chana
Mr. Eliyahu ben Sara Zelda Carmel
This edition of
Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
is endowed by
Les & Ethel Sutker
Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l
to the memory of
Reuben M. Rudman
A weekly divrei Torah leaflet: A Glimpse at the Parasha, Ask the Rabbi, From the writings of Harav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook, zt”l, Pninat Mishpat (Jewish Monetary Law).