Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775
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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By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Shemot, Exodus 1:1-6:1
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Vayechi, Genesis 47:28-50:26
By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
The passing of Jacob in this week's Torah portion shows that, in the Jewish framework, death is a final phase of life that is steeped in continuity and community.
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