Parashat Mishpatim

  Parashat Mishpatim By Yonatan Sinclair  Former Shaliach (Cape Town, 2004-05) Currently Head of Hachshara Department, World Bnei Akiva Parashat Mishpatim opens with the laws dealing with a Hebrew slave – Eved Ivri. If we read the verses carefully we see that there...

Our Everyday Covenant

Rabbi Binyamin Krausz (2008-2011) Former Rosh Kollel of Perth, Australia Today community Rabbi in Petach Tikva , Our Everyday Covenant    Published in our book, Shabbat MiTzion   Parashat Mishpatim, after bringing a wide and diverse range of laws, concludes the event...

Our Everyday Covenant – 5776

Rav Benjamin Krausz Former Rosh Kollel in Perth (2008-2012) Currently Rav of “Heichal Channah” community, Petach Tikvah   Our Everyday Covenant Parashat Mishpatim, after bringing a wide and diverse range of laws, concludes the event of Mt. Sinai that...

The Merchant Of Venice And Jewish Jurisprudence

In his “Merchant of Venice,” Shakespeare describes how a person’s own flesh and blood may serve as security for a loan. Apart from the desire to disparage the morality of the Jews, it seems that indeed the possibility of using one’s own body as collateral for a loan...

Why Should We Be Jewish?

“Moses took the book of the covenant and read it to the nation, and they said everything that Hashem tells us we shall keep and receive” – ‘Naase VeNishma’. The Gemara in Shabbat (88A) regards this statement given by the Jewish people as a great virtue, a secret...