𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐦—Hebrew for “laws or justice” the second word of the parashah) is the eighteenth weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the sixth in the Book of Exodus. The parashah sets out a series of laws, which some scholars call the Covenant Code. It reports the people’s acceptance of the covenant with God. The parashah constitutes Exodus 21:1–24:18. The parashah is made up of 5,313 Hebrew letters, 1,462 Hebrew words, 118 verses, and 185 lines in a Torah scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).
📜 𝐄𝐱𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐬 𝟐𝟏-𝟐𝟒
🌬As we read this week’s Torah portion we read a great deal about laws of justice-commandments about how we treat our fellow brother or sister. This parsha culminates in Exodus 24 which details the marriage between Yahweh and the Israelites through the covenant. Moses serves as the intermediary or matchmaker between Yahweh and the Israelites in this divine marriage where The Creator of The Universe marries a people. What I find ironic is that in Genesis 24 we read about another marriage; the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah who are brought together by Eliezer whose name means “help of my Eliohim” and Moses serves in this position as Yahweh makes a covenant with the Israelites. As we read Exodus 24 we are taken through the steps of Yahweh marries Israel as we read Genesis 24 we are taken through the steps of Isaac marrying Rebekah; the scriptures show a beautiful metaphor or marriage and love between Yahweh and his people. Truly we are living a divine love story with justice at the center.
𝐈 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝟐𝟒: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐚𝐜 & 𝐑𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐤𝐚𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐄𝐱𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐬 𝟐𝟒: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐘𝐚𝐡𝐰𝐞𝐡 & 𝐈𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟐-𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞: https://youtu.be/6Wxu4y9awUM
📜 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤’𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.