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St. Louis Jewish Light

Congregation Bnai Amoona. Photo: Bill Motchan

Why Judaism calls on us to put ideals into practice

Rabbi Jeffrey AbrahamPublished January 27, 2022

Our parshah this week, Mishpatim, embraces law after law right on the heels of the Ten Commandments.  Our foremost commentator, Rashi, points out that Mishpatim should be viewed as a continuation of the previous parshah, Yitro.  Why? How? The very...

 

Why we welcome the ‘other’

By Rabbi Josef DavidsonPublished February 1, 2019

At my most recent checkup, my physician shared with me some of his family history. It was a particularly difficult time for his family, as only recently had the hospital that his father and two Jewish physicians founded closed its doors forever. As he...

Rabbi Mark Shook

Finding God in the details of Mishpatim

BY RABBI MARK LESLIE SHOOKPublished February 15, 2012

"Oh rabbi, I may not follow everything in the Torah, but I do believe in the Ten Commandments. That should count for something." Indeed. I wish I had a dime for every time I heard that approach to the observance or rather non-observance of biblical laws....

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