Posts tagged Freedom

B’har (In the mountain)


Leviticus 25:1 to 26:2 The Sabbatical Year gives the land a rest every seven years. The Jubilee Year proclaims “liberty/freedom” for both land and its people. The text gives us insight into what liberty/freedom means in the Biblical tradition. This is the last of the four parshot given the title of the Holiness Code – […]

Va-eira (And I –God- Appeared)


Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 In this week’s text we see the start of Israel’s journey from slavery to freedom. God tells Moses of this planned journey that will change the Israelite nation forever. These same words can also show us how to change the course of our lives. This week marks the start of another […]

Va-eira (I [God] Appeared)

Exodus 6:2 to 9:35 God heard the moaning of the Israelite people and sent Moses to free them. But, why didn’t the Eternal act through an actual appearance on earth or through a representative angel? Why did he act through a reluctant man… Moses?“ God spoke to Moses and said to him, ‘I am the […]

Sh’mot (Names)

Sh’mot (Names)

Sh’mot–Exodus 1:1-6:1: As the Book of Exodus begins, the story moves from individuals to nation building under leadership of Moses. But, why was Moses chosen as a leader? He is advanced in age and has no recent contact with the Isrealites or Egyptians. This week we begin a new book of Torah – Sh’mot / […]

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