This week’s Torah portion is perhaps one of the most appropriately-named in the Torah; parsha Mishpatim (Exodus chapters 21 through 24) contains a major helping of the ‘mishpatim’ or ordinances/judgments, even ‘rules,’ in the Book.

The Erev Shabbat reading outlines those judgments and ordinances, and sets the stage for the observations that follow:

The fact that so much of this parsha is now considered “NOT-PC” by so much of the world, speaks volumes. But the fact that so much is also outright “hypocrisy-exposing” says even more!

Mishpatim: From ‘Bondservice’ to Demonocracy, and Back to Bondage”

The combined two-part teaching is here: