Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life.

Parshat Mishpatim

Readings for Mishpatim
Shevat 27, 5780
February 22, 2020

Haftarah:
Kings II 11:17 - 12:17
Torah Portion: Mishpatim
Mishpatim in a Nutshell

Following the revelation at Sinai, G‑d legislates a series of laws for the people of Israel. These include the laws of the indentured servant; the penalties for murder, kidnapping, assault and theft; civil laws pertaining to redress of damages, the granting of loans and the responsibilities of the “Four Guardians”; and the rules governing the conduct of justice by courts of law.

Also included are laws warning against mistreatment of foreigners; the observance of the seasonal festivals, and the agricultural gifts that are to be brought to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem; the prohibition against cooking meat with milk; and the mitzvah of prayer. Altogether, the Parshah of Mishpatim contains 53 mitzvot—23 imperative commandments and 30 prohibitions.

Explore Parshah Themes
This page in other languages