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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:36 am

Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1-24:18

This week’s Torah portion covers a myriad of laws, from Shabbat to marriage to neighborly relationships to mezuzahs. One can get very overwhelmed by the complexity and detailed nature of the statutes discussed within. One might ask as to why we need so much regulation in our lives, why it does not suffice to tell us to do the right thing, and give us some goals to reach for, such as being G-d-fearing, kind, honest, generous, etc.

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