Parsha Q’s And A’s

Rabbi Yehoshua Eliyohu Berman Parsha Questions and Answers – Shmos 1)      Where do we see that being afraid (in a normal way) of dangerous creatures is not an expression of lacking faith or trust in Hashem?   In 4:3 it says that Moshe fled from the snake, and this

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Parshas Shmos Miriam

*For the full article please go to: http://www.aishinside.com/data/Class_Materials/Contemporary_Issues/Kornbluth/Kornbluth_Miriam.shtml* MIRIAM Miriam was one of the greatest prophetesses who ever lived. Born in the year 2363, or 1398 BCE, in Egypt, she was the great-granddaughter of the patriarch Jacob, the older sister of Aaron and Moses, and the ancestor of the

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Parshas Shmos Living To Work

Living to Work “The Egyptians started to make the Israelites do labor designated to break their bodies.” (Exodus 1:13) In order to keep the Israelites occupied so that they would not have time to think about Moses’ words heralding their freedom, Pharaoh decreed that henceforth the Jewish slaves

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Parshas Shmos

The book of Shemos called Exodus in English repeats the shamos names of the sons of Yackov who have all passed on to emphasis their righteousness and greatness. Yackov accomplished his mission in having all his 12 sons be whole and a part and the seeds of

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Moshe and Bas Pharaoh

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Verse To save Moshe from Pharaoh’s decree of death on newborn male babies, his mother placed him in a basket on the Nile, in the hope that he would be found and raised as a foundling child. What actually happened was that Pharaoh’s daughter

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Moshe and Bas Pharaoh

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Verse To save Moshe from Pharaoh’s decree of death on newborn male babies, his mother placed him in a basket on the Nile, in the hope that he would be found and raised as a foundling child. What actually happened was that Pharaoh’s daughter

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Moshe and His Brothers Part Two

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Verse After Moshe was raised in Pharaoh’s palace, a number of years later the verse Shemos 2:11 tells us that “Moshe grew up, went out to his brothers and saw their burdens”. Problems Moshe’s true identity was a well-guarded secret from Pharaoh. For an

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Moshe and His Brothers

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Verse After Moshe was rescued from the Nile by Pharaoh’s daughter, he was raised in Pharaoh’s palace. His identity was a well-guarded secret. Years later the verse Shemos 2:11 reports that “Moshe grew up, went out to his brothers and saw their burdens.” Problems

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Miriam and Bas Pharaoh

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Verse After Pharaoh’s daughter rescued Moshe from the Nile she tried to have him nursed by various Egyptian mothers. He refused to suckle from any of them. His sister, Miriam, who had been watching in secret since Moshe was placed in the basket on

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Midwives

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Verse After Pharaoh commanded the midwives to kill the male babies as they were born, the verse (Shemos 1:17) reports their reaction to his orders. The verse states: “The midwives feared Hashem and didn’t do as the king of Egypt told them and they

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Control and Leadership

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Source By the incident of the Burning Bush, which precluded the exodus from Egypt, Moses, while attending his father-in-law’s sheep, was presented with the phenomena of a bush in the middle of a fire, but not being consumed. The verse Shemos 3:3 gives his

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Are We Cruel?

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Rav Chaim Shmulevitz Zt”l once said if you’re not awake one night a month because you’re worrying about the plight of the Jewish people then you’re a cruel person. How do you feel when you hear a statement like this? Insulted, pretty heavy, well,

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why the Negative?

Rabbi Pinchas Morse The Chumash tells us what happens if we don’t care about each other. Verse The day after he killed the Egyptian, Moshe came upon two Jews fighting (Dasan and Aviram) and tried to intervene. They responded insolently to him and asked if he intended to kill the protagonist as he

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Puah

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Miriam and Amram Pharaoh’s final decree against the Jews was to have all their newborn males thrown into the Nile. To ensure that this would be done, the babies would have to be taken from their mothers right at the time they were born,

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Parshas Shmos II

Based on Rav Noach Weinberg Why did the Jewish people need to be enslaved in Egypt? Why was Job punished for remaining silent when nothing he could have said would have influenced Pharoah? Amram, Moshe’s father and the leader of the generation, decreed that all couples divorce

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Parshas Shmos

Based on Rav Noah Weinberg What are the qualities that make a great Jewish leader? For the answer we look to the timeless wisdom of our Torah, in the opening Chapter of Exodus. Here we meet Moses, destined to become our first and greatest leader as we

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