Parsha Thought – Mishpatim

This week we begin Parsha Mishpatim. Mishpatim is full of what most people would refer to as “Civil Law.” A quick glance shows that any number of topics are covered in this section, but they all seem to emphasize how to treat another individual. Most people is Western society would…

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Parsha Thought – Bo

How often are we faced with a choice? Just in one single day the choices are likely too numerous to count. Upon being jarred out of a peaceful sleep we fumble for the snooze and use those few extra minutes to gather ourselves before we start our morning routine. Do we give glory to Him for giving us another day or do we ignore Him entirely, making our life about us?

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Parsha Thought – Vayakhel

This weeks Torah portion begins with Moshe calling the entire congregation of Israel together. This is where the title is derived from, “And he assembled”. We begin reading about Shabbat being set aside and then donations of the people for the building of the Mishkan (The Tabernacle). Note that it makes clear that the donations were from those who’s heart moved them, indicating a voluntary donation.

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