In this week’s parsha, mishpatim, we are given many new laws. In the first verse of the chapter, we read: (וְאֵ֙לֶּה֙ הַמִּשְׁפָּטִ֔ים) “These are the laws” (אֲשֶׁ֥ר תָּשִׂ֖ים לִפְנֵיהֶֽם׃) “which you shall set before them.” Included in the list are rules regarding the treatment of slaves and of the poor, observances for the Sabbath and the festivals, punishments for cases of murder and injury [specifically: (עַ֚יִן תַּ֣חַת עַ֔יִן) eye for eye (שֵׁ֖ן תַּ֣חַת שֵׁ֑ן) tooth for tooth… and so on (Ex. 21:24)]. This is also the first time we see the prohibition against mixing meat and milk. In her women's commentary, The Five Books of Miriam, Ellen Frankel offers multiple perspectives on this law.