MISHPATIM (Exodus, 21:1-24:18) — “We Wish You a Merry Shabbos???”

 … One Shabbos, he walked into shul and found it to be packed. …it was a non-Jewish holiday. Since stores were legally required to be closed, the otherwise-Sabbath violators took advantage of the opportunity to come to shul, along with their children…

“No doubt,” said the rabbi, “your children must have asked you, ‘Why is this Shabbos different from all the other Shabboses of the year?’

“And you must have answered, ‘This Shabbos is greater than every other Sabbath because today is the birthday of the founder of another religion…’”

Read more.

Additional messages from previous years:

 “Voting ‘Against’ G-d, or, “Whose Torah IS This Anyway?!” (2010) 

“Let’s Make a Deal” (2007) 

“A Capital Idea” (2005)

“Oh Say, Can you Sue?!” (2004) 

“Double Trouble” (2003) 

“Your Ivory Tower Is Blocking My Driveway!”  (2002) 

“Human Rights: Body Piercing and Slavery”  (2001) 

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Published in: on February 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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