Parshas Mishpatim
Shemos 21:1 - 24:18

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By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

This study is offered in the very loving memory of Kathryne Lynn Wright, may she rest in peace and may her memory be for good.

We concluded the regular Torah study of this week’s parsha, Mishpatim, with the following words, Christians / Messianics are waiting for that which is perfect to come.’ We the Jewish People already have it. David Ha Melech said, '
Ha TORAH of Hashem is PERFECT'!

Those of us who are struggling with turning over a new leaf, doing teshuvah, actually are struggling with implementing Ha Torah, that which is perfect, in our lives.

Our Gematria for this parsha, Mishpatim, sews these comments together. The first two Hebrew words of our parsha are Vih Ay Leh - Hah Meesh Paw Teem, {These are the laws}.

These are the laws that Dovid Ha Melech said are perfect. If one reads the Gematrias of Parshas Haazinu, it will fill in some of the details regarding Ha Torah’s perfection.

The benefit of observing Torah {law} is restoration of one’s soul. We disguise it as something else, but our struggle in life is actually surrounding the restoration of Ha Torah observance in our lives. When Torah observance is restored in our lives perfection enters, sets up house, etc.

Torah observance establishes and strengthens wisdom. Torah observance gives great joy to one’s neshamah! There are many struggles that one can succeed at by simply being Torah observant. See ‘Torah or Bust’

Our connection in Gematria 526 is with the Hebrew words Vah Ah Vawr Chaw - Mih Vah Rih Cheh Chaw {I will bless those who bless you}. In other word, when one blesses Ha Torah with reading, studying, learning, etc. the result is that Ha Torah blesses us!

Vah Ah Vawr Chaw - Mih Vah Rih Cheh Chaw {I will bless those who bless you}

Those who do not learn Torah and who do not teach Torah to their children are as if they were already dead. See ‘‘Learning Torah and Observing Mitzvah’’ at

So we see that learning Torah {the Laws} also gives us and future generations life as well as great blessing.

Wishing you the best,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

Written in 5760
Updated in 5764

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