Reading through this upcoming parasha I realized how important it is to remember that we are Rabbinic Jews, whose understanding of Judaism is filtered through the multiple lenses of those wise people who have interpreted Torah in ways that are meaningful to us in our time and continue to be meaningful for all time.
For those who read the words of Torah literally I would suggest that you do our religion no favors. Fundamentalism in all its varieties has the potential to do much more harm than good.
Please look at the suggestions for study of parshat Mishpatim from last year with this in mind.
Also, be sure to click on Parsha 4 Kids for an idea for a conversation you can have with students about parshat Mishpatim.
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