Parshat Mishpatim 5782

Mishpatim תשפב After the Torah reading on a Monday or Thursday morning, while the Torah is still out, the congregation offers this prayer on behalf of our Jewish brethren who are in trouble.  אַחֵינוּ כָּל בֵּית יִשְֹרָאֵל. הַנְּתוּנִים בַּצָרָה וּבַשִׁבְיָה. הָעוֹמְדִים…

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Tell me you’re not a chiseler!
Parshat Mishpatim 5781

In the Wild West there were all kinds of villains; thieves, desperados, barrel boarders, gadabouts, nibblers, ruffians, chiselers, shotes, and mops to name a few. But even in the Wild West, there was one group of people that were considered…

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Parshat Mishpatim 5781

The Music in My Operating Room
Parshat Mishpatim 5780

An operating room can be a pretty tense and chaotic place, which is why it is no surprise that about 70% of surgeons prefer to have music playing while they operate. Already in the early 1900’s, a Pennsylvania surgeon wrote…

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Parshat Mishpatim 5780

Parshat Mishpatim 5780

Parshat Mishpatim תש"פ “And these are the laws [“Mishpatim”] that you should place before them”: “And”—Parshat Mishpatim starts off in a peculiar way. The Hebrew text begins with a “ו”, which translates as “And,” a word usually used to connect…

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