Parashat Mishpatim 5782: God and Government

Posted by Alex Israel on January 25, 2022
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Mishpatim

Parashat Mishpatim 5782: God and Government

Description: Is our public discourse too aggressive? Are our public institutions vulnerable to attack? In this class, Alex Israel addresses a verse (22:27) in Parashat Mishpatim which warns of attacks on Government figures. Why does the Torah prohibit this and what is the relationship between God and the powers of Law?

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Rabbi Alex Israel – Pardes Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem
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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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