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Bo

The Ten Plagues are drawing to a climax. The terrible plague of darkness will shortly descend, and in preparation, God issues some instructions to Moses (according to the JPS Torah translation): Speak now in the ears of the people, and le...

Posted on 10 January 2019, By Zahavit Shalev
Vaera

At one point in our parashah God instructs Moses, “Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he is coming out to the water” – i.e., the Nile. The commentator Rashi quotes a midrash on this verse which goes as follows: “He is coming out to t...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Daniel Oppenheimer
Shemot

Sefer Yetziyat Mitzrayim – the Book of the Exodus from Egypt – begins with the listing of the names of Jacob and his progeny, seventy of them, who were refugees from the oppression.  How can we not throw up our hands in horror as we ...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett