Shabbat Shalom: Shemot

Image: Edward Poynter painting,1867 :  Israel in Egypt  Public Domain

This week we begin to read the book of Shemot (sh-MOHT.) It is also known by its Greek name, Exodus. In many ways, this is a familiar tale, but if we read carefully, new details and puzzles will emerge from almost every chapter.

Some divrei Torah on the opening parashah of Shemot:

Blood on the Line by Rabbi David Kasher

Shiphrah, Puah, Phyllis, Rebecca, and Liz by Rabbi Laura Novak Winer

The Making of Moses by Rabbi David Kasher

The Mother Who Bore 600,000 by Rabbi Stephen Fuchs

Why Pharaoh felt Threatened by Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Speaking Out, Even When it is Hard by G-dcast

Holding Out for a Hero? by Rabbi Marci Bellows

and two of my own:

Names & Deeds 

Zipporah is My Hero


Shabbat shalom!





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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi based in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, mom, poodle groomer, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at https://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ as the Coffee Shop Rabbi.

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