Rabbi Marcus MBE – Chukat

The word Chukat is derived from the word ‘Chok’ which is often unsatisfactorily translated to mean statute. The 613 Mitzvot of the Torah can be divided into 2 groups- MISHPAT and CHOK. The first group, Mishpat, contains those Mitzvot that have an apparent reason and people would keep even if not urged to do so in the Torah. The laws of theft, morality, justice and honesty fall into this category. The second group, CHOK, contains those mitzvot that have no apparent logical explanation and are beyond our limited comprehension.

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