Mishpatim 5779: I Am Not Your Slave – I Only Work For You

Posted by Meir Schweiger on January 27, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Mishpatim

In this week’s Parsha, the Jewish people are given a very detailed code of social laws, which begin with the laws governing a Hebrew slave. In this podcast, we will examine how the Torah allows for the institution of a Hebrew slave and, at the same time, discourages and “re-brands” it. We will conclude with the relevance of these laws to contemporary society. You can also download the source sheet for this podcast.

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About Meir Schweiger

Meir teaches Chumash, Parshat HaShavua, Mishna, Talmud, Halakha, Siddur and Interpersonal Relations at Pardes. Meir came on aliya in 1972 from “the Bronx”, NY, immediately after graduating from City College in New York with a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics. He did his advanced Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and Yeshivat Har Etzion, receiving ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg of Jerusalem. He received his M.Ed in Teaching Bible from the Herzog College in Gush Etzion.Click here to read more.

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