Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1-24:18
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
In this week's Torah portion, the Israelites are told to not oppress strangers, for we were strangers in Egypt — a concept that is repeated often throughout the Bible and needs continued repeating today.
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Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:23
By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
What the first of the Ten Commandments lacks in an imperative, it makes up for with a strong hint of the role God plays in Jews' lives.
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B’shalach, Exodus 13:17-17:16
By:
Rabbi Howard Alpert
This Shabbat features songs that were offered on separate times after Israel was delivered from a persistent enemy, reminding us that our salvation came not just from prayer but also from resolute leaders who acted with full faith that God would bless their actions with success.
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BO, Exodus 10:1-13:16
By:
Rabbi Elisa Goldberg
Faced with the decision whether to save a few or risk losing everyone, Moses underlined the importance of community and the concept of leaving no one behind.
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Va’era, Exodus 6:2-9:35
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
Pharaoh's decision not to let the Israelites go, which resulted in 10 gruesome plagues, shows the power — and gift — of free choice.
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