Shabbat Shalom

This week’s Torah Portion is Parashat Va’etchanan.  It covers Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11.  Here is a brief commentary from Baruch: Earlier this week, we observed the fast of the 9th of Av.  This day commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples. It is significant to note that there are exactly seven Shabbats between this day and

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The Book of Exodus Chapter 3 Part 2

Our last reading this week – Exodus 3:11-22 If G-d were to call you would you be quick to respond, and would you trust Him no matter how difficult that call might be? v11: In Hebrew ‘G-d’ is written as ‘THE G-d’. This emphasises that He is the one and only true G-d. Did Moses

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The Book of Exodus Chapter 3 Part 1

Exodus 3:1-10 This chapter opens with Moses not living out his life under G-d’s call. He has embraced another culture and heritage. v1: Jethro: We see a change in name (from Reuel to Jethro) · Priest of Midian: Moses is in a spiritual household. The term “priest” is a generic term and doesn’t mean that

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The Book of Exodus Bible Study Chapter 2 Part 2

Exodus 2:11-25 v11: Grown, in this context, is not about Moses growing up and getting older. It’s about him growing in stature, behaving in a more mature way. · Brethren: These were not his physical brothers (ie siblings) but is a reference to his fellow Hebrews. Although he was raised Egyptian he never lost track

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