Daf HaShavua – Mishpatim – Shabbat Shekalim

This parashah is known in Hebrew as Sefer Ha-brit, the Book of the Covenant. It contains the first body of laws in the Torah. These rules, a combination of moral imperatives, social standards, civil and criminal injunctions, and rules for proper worship, are all recognised as the will of God, the embodied consequence of the [...]

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Daf Hashavua: Shabbat Bo

Sending Moses to Pharaoh again, God clarifies the pedagogy behind the plagues: “that you may know that I am the Lord”. Moses and Aaron tell Pharaoh to free the Israelites or face a plague of locusts. By this time, Pharaoh’s courtiers are disheartened and they too entreat Pharaoh to relent. Pharaoh is willing to let [...]

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