Tag Archives: Exodus

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach, 7th & 8th days of Pesach

My last boss at DuPont told me he had been president of a Jewish fraternity in college, even though he wasn’t Jewish.  However, he didn’t realize that Pesach lasts more than the first two days.  No, I don’t know the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beshallach (Ex. 13:17–17:16), Shabbat Shirah, Tu Bishvat

(Mainly taken from 2014’s comments) This week, the Israelites complete their escape from Egypt.  However, they cannot escape from each other. All seems well at first.  Moses has retrieved Joseph’s bones to take to Canaan.  They start on their journey, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16)

This week: A nation continues to be buffeted by a force it cannot understand and experiences a paralyzing darkness of the soul.  I refer to Egypt and the last three plagues. We start with locusts (a kosher food, BTW).  The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bemidbar (1:1 – 4:20), Shavuot

This week, we start reading a new book of the Torah, variously called Bamidbar (in the desert), Bemidbar (in [the] desert of…i.e., Sinai), or B’midbar (same).  In English, it’s called Numbers, and there are a lot of them in this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

7th & 8th days of Pesach

Yes, it is still Passover (Pesach).  It’s an 8-day holiday (7 for Reform).  We are still crunching matzah.  And there’s stuff left to do, besides starting to pack up the Pesach stuff.  For example, on the 2nd night, we began … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Two Days of Pesach

I realize you are more likely to be recovering from the sedarim, either from preparation or overindulging, this Saturday and Sunday morning.  Are you really interested in a discourse on the Torah readings for tomorrow and Sunday?  Me neither.  But … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pekudei (Exodus 38:21 – 40:38)

And so we come to the end of the book of Exodus. This week’s portion, Pekudei, deals with the actual construction of the priestly vestments and the Tabernacle.  First, though, there is a detailed accounting of the gold, silver, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment