Immediately on the heels of the epic scene at Matan Torah on Har Sinai last week, we are inundated with dozens and dozens of interpersonal laws in Parshat Mishpatim. There is a most important lesson to be learned. Torah is not just in the heavens with the special effects and the booming voice of Hashem. Torah is also found in how we deal with one another on a daily basis. Torah is being honest in business. Torah is treating the worker fairly. Torah is found as much in the mundane as it is in the majestic.
Mishpatim also teaches us how to deal with those in society who are most vulnerable. We are enjoined to look after those who need our help. To that end, I am pleased to welcome Michael Reidler from Kol Hanearim to Etz Chaim this Shabbat. Michael has single handedly affected the lives of so many young people in Israel as well as teens here in the States. I think you will appreciate what he has to say. You will also be amazed by how much one single person can make a huge impact on the lives of so many. If you have teens at home, I would highly encourage them to join us this Shabbat to hear Michael.