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Dvar Torah

Servitude not Slavery

Servitude not Slavery

This week’s Torah portion, Mishpatim, opens with a challenging section on what we commonly know as slavery, but like every subject in the Torah, to properly understand the matter we must look at it more closely.

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A Role Model for Us to Emulate

Who was Yitro? What was so outstanding about him that Moshe needed his permission before embarking on his God-given assignment to redeem the Jews from Egypt?

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Pharaoh’s Error Should Not Become Ours

Pharaoh’s Error Should Not Become Ours

At the close of last week’s Torah reading, Moshe brings before God his personal complaint at his failure to expedite the release of the Jews from slavery. In this week’s parsha, Va’eira, God reassures Moshe that His promise of liberation will soon come to pass.

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Miriam: Courageous Leader in Egypt

Miriam: Courageous Leader in Egypt

This opening verse from the second chapter of this week’s Torah reading, Parshat Shemot, refers to the remarriage of Amram and Yocheved, the father and mother to be of Moshe. This remarriage was orchestrated by none other than their daughter, Miriam.

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