Monthly Archives: January 2016

Haftarah Yithro

The Torah portion for this week is Yithro, Exodus 18:1 – 20:23. In this portion, we read of Yithro’s interaction with Moshe and some of his administrative advice. We also read the first account of the Ten Words, the Decalogue. … Continue reading

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Haftarah Be’shalach

This week’s Torah reading, Be’shalach, (Exodus 13:17 – 17:16) sees the departing children of Israel stuck between a rock and a hard place, or better yet between Pharaoh and the Sea of Reeds. Back before all this started, the descendants … Continue reading

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Haftarah Bo

In this week’s Torah portion, Bo, (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16) Egypt experienced the last three plagues, locust, darkness, and the death of the first-born. The hardness, or resolve of Pharaoh’s heart was finally (though not permanently) dissolved and the physical … Continue reading

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Haftarah Va’eira

This week’s Torah portion, Va’eira, (Exodus 6:2 – 9:35) starts the process of the Exodus, beginning interestingly with Israel not accepting Moshe’s message from the LORD “because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery,” (Exodus 6:9). Then, just as today, … Continue reading

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