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The Motive Clause (Mishpatim)

Preview: Last week, the Torah explained Shabbat as follows: כי ששת ימים עשה ה את השמים ואת הארץ. This week, the Torah explains it differently: למען ינוח שורך וחמורך וינפש בן אמתך והגר. Why the difference? A case study in “motive clauses.”

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  1. Eliezer H Schnall says:
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