Let us define chuqim umishpatim as the supporting practices and regulations that go into promoting the shemira and the assiya of a mitzvah.
- The choq defines the assiya and the mishpat defines the shemira.
- Chuqim umishpatim can thus comprehend much of what the ChZ”l call Torah sh'baal peh.
- The chuqim and mishpatim of shemitta are the surrounding assiya and shemira of the sabbatical year.
The consequence of their not heeding Joseph's 'shemitta' forecasts was that the Children of Israel had to abandon their lands.
- Rachel's children led Israel's children out of Mesopotamia and into Egypt.
- Leah had einayim rakhim (Genesis 29:17) rather than a rakh lev (Deuteronomy 20:8).
The mandate of the supply chain administrator is:
- to arrange for agricultural sabbaticals;
- to distribute and sell yashan food during the sabbatical years;
- to feed the poor during the sabbatical years; and
- to administer the JNF for keeping the land within the widely distributed ownership control of the members of the agricultural collective.
Shemitta thus forces a whole-design approach onto the matter of providing necessities to the society. Shemitta is thus fundamental and sets the tone and offers a template for institutions that provide for the general population's material needs similar to the way the mishkan is fundamental and sets the tone and offers a template for institutions that provide for the general population's spiritual needs.
Shabbos is thus temporal and thus intangible but focused on the material while mishkan is situational and thus tangible but focused on the spiritual.
Masseikha can mean molten but it can also mean visible. Elohei masseikha could mean visible idols, material idols rather than purely spiritual beings, hence the prohibitions in Leviticus 26:1 on pessel and matzeivah and even maskhis.
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