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Teachings

Below are the teachings from our weekly Torah Studies.  If you would like to join us, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can let you know where and when we meet.

Bo(Come) Exodus(Sh’mot) 10:1-13:16

Torah Portion:  Bo(Come) Exodus(Sh’mot) 10:1-13:16

Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 46:13-28

Tonight, we come to the climax of G-d’s hand freeing the people from their four hundred years in Egypt. I want to mention the opening word of this portion which is “Bo.” Translated into English it is Go. However, this is a Hebrew word that has as its most prominent meaning “Come.” When looked at in this light we can just hear G-d saying to Moshe, “Come into Pharaoh.” G-d was assuring Moshe that He, G-d, was already there before him. He was not to fear Pharaoh or what he might threaten to do, for G-d was with Moshe. I pray we each can hold on to this truth in our own life. No matter what lies before us G-d is already there waiting for us to rest in Him.

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Va’era(And I Appeared) Exodus(Sh’mot) 6-9

Torah Portion:  Va’era(And I Appeared) Exodus(Sh’mot) 6-9

Haftorah Reading: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21

 

Tonight, we cover Moshe’s initial meeting with Pharaoh and seven out of ten of the plagues. I would like us to cover some spiritual truths that could be important to us. Let’s begin by talking about the names of G-d that we find in our Torah reading and the relevance of the Sacred Name of G-d expressed in Exodus/Sh’mot 7:5.

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Sh’mot(Names) Exodus(Sh’mot) 1:1-6:1

Torah Portion:  Sh’mot(Names) Exodus(Sh’mot) 1:1-6:1

Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3

 

Tonight, we study the opening Torah portion of Sh’mot/Exodus. In this first section we cover a large part of Israel’s history. We read how they started out as welcomed guests in Egypt but over time they slowly became slaves with no control over their lives. We also read of the birth of Moshe and follow his life up to the point he met Pharaoh and asked him to “Let my people go.” That request did not work out well but G-d assured Moshe He would bring the people out.

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