Exodus 21:1-24:18

Exodus chapter 21, verse 1 to chapter 24, verse 18

Torah For Today

(scenarios) What would you do?

  1. You hear a rumor about a classmate that you know isn’t true. What do you do?
  2. You just made some pizza. You begin to clean up when your phone rings. It’s your friend inviting you to go to the mall to see a movie. You know that if you leave now, you won’t have finished cleaning up the kitchen. What do you do?


What Does This Parashah Mean to Me?

  1. What does the portion tell us about rumors? Why do you learn from that?
  2. This parasha is full of laws and consequences. One of the most famous lines is “an eye an eye, a tooth for a tooth”. What do you think this means?
  3. Look at the different laws and their consequences. Are they fair and just? Why or why not?
  4. What does law mean? What do you think the Torah is doing by teaching all of these different laws?
  5. Are there any laws here that make no sense to you? Why? How can you explain them?
  6. The Torah commands us not to “oppress the stranger”. What does this mean today?