משפטים

This week’s parsha represents a fairly major shift in the text that is the Torah.  Until now, the text has been a flowing narrative documenting the growth of the Israelites into a nation from the beginning of creation to receiving the aseret ha’dibrot (Ten Commandments) at Mount Sinai.  Now the Torah shifts into (at times dense) a detailed list of many of the laws that comprise the 613 mitzvot, with the ‘plot’ of the story largely abandoned for a number of weeks now.  However, rather than focusing on the transition, I wanted to draw attention to one of the most famous laws (or principles) that appears in the parsha.

An eye for an eye

To be taken as a law?

No, try to be fair

 

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