The Parsha Discussion with Alex Israel — Mishpatim. Choosing Slavery; The Burden of Freedom

Posted by Alex Israel on February 20, 2020
Topics: The Parsha Discussion, Shemot (Exodus), Mishpatim

Ironically, our Parsha opens with the laws of a Jewish slave. Ironic because Israel has just been freed from slavery in Egypt, and the Torah is already addressing a time in which they own slaves of their own!

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About Alex Israel

Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.

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