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Joao Zeferino da Costa   Moises recebendo as tabuas da lei   1868

Parashat Mishpatim

Moses Receives the Tablets of the Law (1868 painting by João Zeferino da Costa) Parashat Mishpatim General Overview: This week’s reading, Mishpatim, details many laws, including laws related to slaves, personal injury, loans, usury, and property damage. The end of the portion speaks of the preparations the Israelites made before receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. First Aliyah: This section …

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Avinu Shebashamayim: Our Father in Heaven

Avinu Shebashamayim: Our Father in Heaven – Root Source Abigail asked a question about the best known phrase in a well known Christian prayer, and its relationship with Jewish sources. Shalom!I understand that the Jewish people, in at least one of their prayers, refer to Hashem as “Avinu Shebashamayim” (our Father in Heaven).I am wondering …

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