Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16)

Happy birthday, Roz and Mozart!  It is thus most appropriate that today we consider Parashat Bo, the Torah portion that depicts the Exodus, which might be considered the birth of the Israelite people.  In fact, as I noted 2 years … Continue reading

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Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35)

[Nobody answered my spoiler quiz from last week!  So if you want the answers, or to supply answers, you’ll have to email me.] This week, we get deeper into our story.  The Lord reassures Moses and Aaron after their initial … Continue reading

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Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

In this week’s portion, we briskly cover a couple of hundred years from the relocation of Jacob and his family in Egypt to just before the first plague.  In rapid succession: the Hebrews are enslaved, midwives foil a plot to … Continue reading

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Vayekhi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26)

There are some moments at which people are likely to look both forward, in expectation or dread, and backward, with regret or contentment: birthdays, milestone anniversaries, and endings and beginnings more generally, of the year (secular, fiscal, school, Jewish), of … Continue reading

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