Shemot

Parshat Shemot: The Birth of a Nation

Michal Groushko

Parashat Shemot: The Birth of a Nation By Michal Groushko Taitel, Prinicipal of OTS’s Jennie Sapirstein High School for Girls in Ramot, Jerusalem  Dr. Orit Avneri shared some beautiful new ideas on Parashat Shemot in her writing, which I summarize below.  In the first few verses of the Book of Exodus, we encounter several expressions …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shemot 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Blessed art Thou, Lord our God, and God of our fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob…” (The Opening Blessing of the Amida) The opening of the Amida prayer stops with Jacob’s name. But why should …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shemot 5778

Parshat Shemot(Exodus 1:1-6:1) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –– “And Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” It is “received wisdom” that successful leaders must possess a certain level of ego and degree of narcissism in order …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Shemot 5778

Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)  Rabbi David Stav  Out of terrible human tragedies can come the most remarkable universal examples of heroism and humanity. Such is the case in Parshat Shemot. Curiously, although the Torah condenses hundreds of years of slavery and suffering at the hands of the Egyptians into a mere ten verses, it dedicates many …

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אישה ופרשה: שמות תשע”ז

  “הקב”ה ישלם שכרם” סיפורן של המיילדות וסיפר לידתו של משה מזמנים לנו שיעור חשוב על מסירות נפש אמתית למען האחר, אשר הצמיחה מתוכה מנהיג גדול תהילה שוה מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”א טבת תשע”ז, 19/01/2017 “וְאֶת עֲמָלֵנוּ אֵלּוּ הַבָּנִים. כְּמָה שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר: כָּל הַבֵּן הַיִּלּוֹד הַיְאֹרָה תַּשְׁלִיכֻהוּ”.  לעומת ניסיונותיו העקשניים של פרעה להתחכם …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Shemot 5777

Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1) Rabbi David Stav  Yaakov and his sons haved passed away, and a new king came to reign over Egypt, who either did not know about, or did not want to know about, the special relationship that existed between Egypt and Yosef and his family. The new king gradually and consistently passes …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Shemot 5777

Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1) Rabbi David Stav  Yaakov and his sons haved passed away, and a new king came to reign over Egypt, who either did not know about, or did not want to know about, the special relationship that existed between Egypt and Yosef and his family. The new king gradually and consistently passes …

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