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Shemot – “Names”

This week’s parasha is Shemot, which means, “names.”  It covers Exodus: 1:1-6:1.  The Hebrew title for this parasha comes from the first verse, which begins, “these are the names of the sons of Israel...,” and indeed, this book will follow what happens to the descendants of Jacob. We find in Chapter 1, that the descendants of Israel have remained in

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Shemot – ‘Names’ – Sanctity Of Human Life Weekend 2017

Being on the Right Side of (Repeated) History Our Torah reading this Shabbat bears the same name as the book it introduces: Shemot meaning “names”. The English name for the book, Exodus, is borrowed from Greek, and means “the way out”. It reflects the real, historical, monumental event of Israel leaving Egypt as a free people. Elsewhere in Scripture God

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Shemot – “Names”

This week our parasha is Shemot meaning "names" and begins the book of Exodus.  Shemot is also the Hebrew title for the book.  It begins with the birth of Moses and takes us through chapter 6:1 where he has his first confrontation with Pharaoh.  In this parasha we will see the great commission the Lord gave to Moses and how we struggle with

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Shemot – “Names”

This week’s Parasha is titled “Shemot” which means “Names” and covers Exodus chapter 1 through chapter 6 verse 1. Exodus shows us how God fulfilled His promise to Abraham by making him very fruitful, how Adonai redeemed Israel from Egyptian slavery, and how He provided them with instruction (Torah) for life and worship. Exodus opens with the names of the

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Shemot – “Names”

This week’s parasha is entitled Shemot, which means, “names.”  It covers Exodus, Chapter 1:1 to Chapter 6:1.  Exodus, the name for this book in your Bible, comes from a Greek word, which is composed of two parts, “ek,” which means “out,” and “hodos,” which means “road.”  The Hebrew title for this Parasha comes from the first verse, which begins, “these

By |2017-01-30T21:43:32+00:00December 21st, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shemot – “Names”

Shemot – “Names”

This week’s Parasha is titled “Shemot” which means “Names” and covers Exodus 1:1-6:1. Last week we covered the death of Joseph and how his brothers and father had relocated to Egypt where they had all gathered due to the famine. In this week’s Parasha, the Three-In-One God blesses the Israelis and they multiply greatly. A new king comes to power

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