Mishpatim – מִשְׁפָּטִים (Exodus 21:1−24:18)
This Week’s Torah Portion: Mishpatim – מִשְׁפָּטִים (Exodus 21:1−24:18)
Right after the big revelation in Sinai, Moses shares with the people “The Scroll of The Covenant.”
You would think it would open with big mitzvot, big statements of faith. It opens with the prohibition to have a slave. The Torah teaches us that all humans are created in the image of God, no one is greater than their fellow, and no one should make someone else a servant or a slave to another human.