A ‘Bissel’ of Torah Parashat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah Parashat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)

by Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant In last week’s Torah Parsha (BESHLACH), we read about how the Israelites celebrated with song, to express their deep gratitude to God, for delivering them from the enslavement and bondage, which they experienced in Egypt, under the rule of the Pharaoh. At the beginning of this week’s Torah Parsha (YITRO), the […]

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah Parashat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16)

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah Parashat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16)

by Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant Torah Parsha (BO) is a sequel to last week’s Parsha, VA’EIRA, which concluded with the perpetuation of the enslavement of the Jews in Egypt, despite the seven devastating plagues, which God had imposed on the Pharaoh and his people. In BO, God relentlessly exacerbates the essence of His final three plagues. […]

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah Parashat Shemot(Exodus 1:1-6:1)

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah Parashat Shemot(Exodus 1:1-6:1)

This week, we begin the second Book of the Torah, EXODUS, with the Parsha, SHEMOT. The story continues with the end of GENESIS, and the descendants of Jacob, Joseph, his brothers, and their families living in Egypt, albeit 400 years later. “The Israelites were fertile and prolific; they multiplied and increased very greatly, so that […]