`Mishpatim’ – Judaism Abhors Child Abuse

02/01/2016 - 17:12

Just after the giving of the Law at Sinai, the Torah presents us with an assortment of laws, some criminal, some civil and some purely religious.

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

Mishpatim: Empathy Is A Gift Anyone Can Give

“Right is might” civilizations mistreat vulnerable people—slaves, strangers, widows, orphans and the poor. This week’s Torah portion obligates us to see to the material well-being of these disadvantaged groups. Equally important is the support we provide through empathy.

Rabbi Michael Levy
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