The Torah Portion for this Shabbat is Mishpatim

The Torah reading for this week’s Shabbat is Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18), the sixth portion in the book of Exodus. It includes commandments about a variety of civil and moral laws, plus about the Sabbath day and the Sabbatical Year, and the three pilgrimage festivals (Pesach, Sukkot, and Shavu’ot). The Haftarah reading is Jeremiah 34:8-22, and … [Read more…]