"Shabbat Shalom" – Bo 5776

Parshat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – I have always been most fascinated—and confounded—by the ninth plague, the plague of darkness. How can darkness be “tangible,” touchable? Yes, darkness can be oppressive, foreboding and forbidding. But darkness is not substantive; much the opposite, it is usually defined as the absence of light, a …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Bo 5776

Parshat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – I have always been most fascinated—and confounded—by the ninth plague, the plague of darkness. How can darkness be “tangible,” touchable? Yes, darkness can be oppressive, foreboding and forbidding. But darkness is not substantive; much the opposite, it is usually defined as the absence of light, a …

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