This week’s parashah, Bo found in Exodus 10:1-13:16, is filled with enigmas. Reading the text we have to wonder why it took so many plagues to liberate Israel, why G-d continued to harden Pharaoh’s heart and why after seeing all of G-d’s power that Israel was still not prepared or perhaps fearful to leave Egypt…. View Article
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Va’Era is Exodus’ second parashah. Found in the Book of Exodus 6:2-9:35, the parashah’s name means “I appeared/was appearing”. The name refers to Israel’s patriarchs but one cannot help but wonder if it is not a foreshadowing of the plagues that would be visited upon the Egyptian people. This week’s parashah not only deals with… View Article
The last parashah for 2018 is the first parashah of the Bible’s second book, Sefer Shmot, known in English translation as the Book of Exodus. As is the tradition, the book’s first weekly section also goes by the same name: Shmot. You will find it in Exodus 1:1-6:1. Sefer Shmot is a very different kind of… View Article