Parshah Focus

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The greatest form of charity
Lending money is the highest form of charity, far greater than giving handouts. A handout may preserve a life for a day, but a loan preserves that sense of self-sufficiency necessary to get back on your feet.
Shemittah
A Year of Faith
The Shemittah (Sabbatical) Year—its laws, traditions and timeless messages.
Mishpatim Haftarah Companion
For an informed reading of Jeremiah 34:8–22, 33:25–26
The first mitzvah in the portion of Mishpatim is that of freeing slaves.
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