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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.

B’Shallach (He Sent) Sh’mot (Exodus) 13-17

Torah Portion B’Shallach (He Sent) Sh’mot (Exodus) 13-17

Haftorah Reading Judges 4:4-5:31

This week’s Torah portion begins with Pharaoh sending out the people of Israel and their beginning of the journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. During this trek we also see their journey from slavery to freedom. In this portion we begin to see that both of these journeys will be a process, not an immediate transition.

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Bo (Come) Sh’mot (Exodus) 10-13

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

Haftorah Reading Jeremiah 46:13-28

Tonight we read of the end of the plagues and also the instructions for Pesach (Passover) with special emphasis on the process of getting a male lamb without blemish, killing it, putting the blood on the door post of each home and eating it.

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

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

Haftorah Reading Ezekiel 28:25-29:21

This week our portion begins with G-d appearing to Moshe and telling him that He had appeared to the Patriarchs as G-d Almighty, El Shaddai but not as G-d Almighty, or the infallible name of G-d. However, we read in previous scriptures that Abraham used this same name when addressing G-d (Genesis 15:2). So how are we to understand these verses? One way might be to look at this verse in light of the promises of G-d. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had known the promises of G-d, of bringing them into the Land and making them a great people. However, they had never seen this promise fulfilled in their life times. They held on to the promise, in faith, knowing that El Shaddai was trustworthy and would, at some time in the future, bring it to pass.

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