Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775
BO, Exodus 10:1-13:16
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
In Parshat Bo, we finally leave the land of our oppression as free people. What is the purpose of this freedom?
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VA’ERA, Exodus 6:2-9:35
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
Moses and the Israelites are deeply discouraged to remain under Pharoah's control, despite following God's instructions. So God shows them the divine attribute of mercy, a tactic that we can apply today whenever we encounter people whose spirits have been crushed by harsh realities.
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SHEMOT, Exodus 1:1-6:1
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
This week's Torah portion is a build-up to Moses' famous "let my people go" demand; confronting the difficulties of oppression and inequality head on is a quality that was displayed repeatedly by the late Nelson Mandela.
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Vayechi, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week’s portion concludes the Book of Genesis. Jacob/Israel, the last patriarch, prepares for death, and in poetic and stylized language, he blesses his sons.
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Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
In this week's Torah portion, we reach the climax of the story of Yosef and his brothers, which includes a moving family reunion.
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