The Fifteenth Sedra 4-10 Shevat 5781 [Please scroll down for special Midrash on Inauguration] FROM THE TORAH Exodus 10:1-13:16 Recognizing His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and having heard the groaning of Jacob’s descendants, the Children of Israel, from Egyptian bondage, the Eternal has become a painful presence to the Egyptians in their own … Continue reading BO


26 Tevet – 3 Shevat 5781 The Fourteenth Sedra FROM THE TORAH Exodus 6:2-9:35 In last week’s Sedra Shemot, Pharaoh increased the Israelites’ burdens in retaliation for demands by Moses and Aaron.  The Officers of the Children of Israel then blamed Moses and Aaron for provoking Pharaoh.  Thereupon Moses confronted the Eternal: Nothing but evil … Continue reading 14. VA-EYRA

13. SHEMOT 5781

FROM THE TORAH  Exodus 1:1-6:1 At the end of last week’s Sedra Vayechi, the conclusion of the Book of Genesis, Joseph assured his brothers that God would bring them up from the land of Egypt to the Land which He promised to their fathers (Genesis 50:24).  Sedra Shemot is an account of what happens after … Continue reading 13. SHEMOT 5781