Ya’acov leaves his home to escape the wrath of his brother Esau and travels to Haran (Mesopotamia – in Iraq of today) to the home of his uncle Lavan….
Rabbi Marcus MBE – Mishpatim
As the name suggests – Mishpatim (justice) sets forth the laws necessary to create and maintain a just and fair society. It is worth noting that in Torah there is no distinction between ‘religious’ and ‘civil’ law. In fact there is no terminology in the Torah for religion nor the concept of civil law.