Monthly Archives: January 2013

Be’shallach: Toggling between two pillars

Just last week,  having gone through the 10 plagues, and Pharoah’s letting the Israelites  out of slavery, into the wilderness, we come to the essence of the Book of …..Bereshit. Wait. What?  Bereshit? Genesis?   The first book of the Torah?  … Continue reading

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Bo: Finding yourself in the crowd

Over the course of the this week and last week’s parashiot, it’s been all about the plagues.  In last week’s parsha, Va’era, we read of the first seven signs, or plagues.  They were (come on now, can you remember them … Continue reading

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Va’era: See me, feel me, touch me, hear me

“The Israelites would not listen to me; how then should Pharaoh heed me?” (Ex 6:12) Moses is such a reluctant leader at the beginning of his mission.  He’s already turned God down a few times back at the Burning Bush.  … Continue reading

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Shemot: They came to pray

Good morning class and welcome to Civil Disobedience, 1:15 (Exodus chapter) , or as the saying goes, “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Today we meet two of those uppity women, Shifra and Puah, Hebrew midwives during the time of the … Continue reading

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