Torah Tidbits

16 April 2014 / 16 Nisan 5774
Issue 1033
Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim
February 07, 2013

Sedra Stats

Mishpatim Stats

18th of 54 sedras;
6th of 11 in Sh’mot
Written on 185 lines in a Torah (31st)
33 parshiyot; 6 open and 27 closed
3rd most in the Torah;
2nd most S’tumot
118 p’sukim - ranks 22nd (5th in Sh’mot)
1462 words - ranks 31st (7th in Sh’mot)
5313 letters - ranks 37th (8th in Sh’mot)
The noticeable drop in ranking from p’sukim to words indicates short p’sukim; in fact, Mishpatim’s p’sukim are among the shortest in the Torah.

MITZVOT
MISHPATIM has 53 mitzvot; 23 positive and 30 prohibitions. Only 3 sedras have more mitzvot - Ki Teitzei (74), Emor (63), and R’ei (55).
Kedoshim follows Mishpatim with 51 mitzvot. And let’s add Shoftim with 41, since the next in line is down at 28. Mishpatim has 8.65% of the Torah’s mitzvot (1.85% is average);
48% of the mitzvot in Sh’mot.
These top 6 mitzva-sedras account for 337 of the 613 mitzvot - that’s 55% of the Torah’s mitzvot in 7% of its sedras.

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