Monthly Archives: February 2017

Thoughts on Mishpatim

If we were following the Triennial System (completing the Torah reading in three years instead of one) this week’s reading of Mishpatim would be Exodus 22.4 through 23.19.[i] In the yearly cycle Mishpatim covers Exodus 21.1-24.18. This week we will … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Yitro

This week’s parasha is Yitro, Exodus 18:1 – 20:23,[i] which is one of the two names by which Moshe’s father-n-law is mentioned in Scripture. When this individual is first mentioned, he is called Reuel, “friend of God” (Exodus 2.18) who … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Beshalach

In this week’s parasha, Beshalach, Exodus 13.17 – 17.16,[i] Israel and a mixed multitude of peoples were sent out of Egypt. As they went out, the LORD led them night and day, in the path they should travel, eventually leading … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Bo

This week’s parasha is Bo (Come) Exodus 10:1 – 13:16[i] begins with the final three plagues; locusts (10.12-14), darkness (10.21-22), and the warning of the death of the first born (11.1-10). Next are the instructions and observance of the first … Continue reading

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