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We have encountered Miriam before, but her role (Exodus 2: 4-8) in saving her baby brother’s life was anonymised. Why? Now, she is a prophetess and Aaron’s sister (Exodus 15:20). What did she prophesy and when? Why is she not also ide...

Posted on 25 January 2018, By Nahum Gordon

The portion of Bo brings us to the last and most terrible plague to be inflicted on the Egyptians: the death of the first-born. Afterwards, the Israelites will depart and go from slavery to freedom.  The Israelites are commanded to offer...

Posted on 18 January 2018, By Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer

It always happens at this time of the year. As soon as we get into Vaera , my mind is back in the USSR. It’s the phrase “Sh’lach et ami…” — “Let my people go…” that stimulates those memories. That phrase from Vaera, whic...

Posted on 11 January 2018, By Angela Gluck