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Joseph and his brothers had a rocky relationship. Over the years there had been some pretty bad times. They resented him and thought he maligned them to their father. For his part, Joseph didn’t help matters when he shared his grandiose dreams that cast him in the role of king …

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Articles in Shemot Parshah

Shemos: Jewish Pride

December 30, 2017 – 9:41 pm | 749 views
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Our sages taught that when Jews were enslaved in Egypt, the tribe of Levi, remained free.[1] I asked my children to tell me why the tribe of Levi was given a pass from bondage and they supplied the very answers offered by our greatest luminaries. My older daughter explained that …

Shemot: The Beloved Teacher

January 14, 2017 – 11:59 pm | 785 views
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My Beloved Teacher
I have had many teachers, but the ones that impacted me most, were the one who showed me kindness. You would think that if a teacher’s role is to teach, the most erudite scholar would have been the most memorable teacher. But that is not the case. The …

Shemot: In Flow

December 26, 2015 – 6:46 pm | 1,473 views
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Need A Break?
Have you ever felt worn out and ready for a break? You wake up in the morning and all you can think about is getting away and doing nothing. Sometimes you only need a day, sometimes a week, but sometimes you feel like you could use an entire …

Shemot: Faith in Auschwitz

December 15, 2013 – 3:57 am | 1,365 views
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Where was G-d?
Where was G-d during the Holocaust is one of a questions fielded by theologians and religious thinkers. Is it possible to believe in G-d despite such tragedy? Was faith possible in Auschwitz?

Shmot: Jewish Names

January 8, 2013 – 3:39 am | 2,022 views
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The Door Handle
Why do rabbis often prefer to address their congregants by their Jewish names. Why is the Jewish name important? To understand, we must return to the beginning. What is a name?

Shemot: A Day Is Born

December 31, 2012 – 2:02 am | 1,450 views
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Baby De-Light
In their darkest hour, a time of deep despair, a baby boy named Moses was born to Yocheved and Amram, the leaders of a suffering nation. It took only a glance to notice that this baby was special. A good baby. But aren’t all babies good? Yes, but this …

Shemot: We Are One

December 19, 2010 – 5:38 pm | 1,030 views
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The Organism
Why is it that when my shoes are too tight I get a headache? The human body works in interesting ways. An illness in one organ often presents symptoms in another and doctors have their work cut out for them. Their work would have been much easier if cardiac …

Shemot: Gossip – The Innocent Evil

January 3, 2010 – 1:26 am | 1,195 views
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The Secret Is Known
Moses grew up in the lap of luxury, raised by the daughter of Pharaoh. Despite his prestige, popularity and power, Moses never forgot his origins. His heart bled for the plight of his brethren. He went out among them and observed their terrible suffering. Men were assigned …