"And these are the laws”: Connecting Sinai with Everyday Living (Mishpatim 5781)
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This year I am reading Parshat Mishpatim with sadness. I ask myself in front of all of you are we fulfilling the mandate of this parsha, which focuses on our responsibility to create a just and civil society? We who set ourselves to be the most committed to Judaism continue to flout safety measures that were enacted to save lives. We see images of hundreds of people attending weddings in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, where many people become infected and unwittingly act as super spreaders to elderly members of their family, their children and everyone they are in contact with. We see thousands gathering for the funerals of great rabbinical leaders. Is this how we honor the lives and legacies of these tzaddikim?