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Jan 24, 2018, 6:19 AM
Baltimore and the Death of the Firstborn: Drasha Parshat Bo
Many of you may have seen an article in the NY Jewish Week citing allegations of child sexual abuse (CSA) and cover up in the Baltimore Jewish community. You can read more about it over, or after, shabbos, but...
David H. Levitt
Jan 23, 2018, 5:25 AM
Hardened Hearts: What Parsha Bo Teaches for Israel and the Palestinians
Parsha Bo, along with the preceding (Va-Eira) and succeeding (B’Shelach) parshiot, form, in essence, the central core of Jewish culture and mindset – and certainly of our liturgy. These three parshiot tell of the ten plagues, the Passover, leaving...
Jan 22, 2018, 9:47 PM
The Last Jedi and Softening Our Hardened Hearts
Have you seen any good movies recently? What have you seen? Did anyone like The Shape of Water? I was thinking of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. How many of you have seen it? Wow – that’s a lot. Did you like it? I...
Stacey Aviva Flint
Jan 21, 2018, 8:02 AM
Own Your Story
Parshat Bo places us on the precipice of the Israelites Exodus from Egypt. Shemot (Exodus) began with the Israelites as refugees and immigrants running from famine to the abundance of Egypt. In Va’era, Joseph’s death ushers in a new...
Jan 19, 2018, 5:29 PM
In Hawaii, false alarm, true humanity
Judaism favors experiences over information, especially those that inspire us to do good (Parshat Bo)
Jan 19, 2018, 10:51 AM
Freedom and justice don't just happen
The triumph over the tyranny of Pharaoh strengthens our resolve to root out modernity's plagues and rulers
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jan 18, 2018, 11:35 PM
Moshe Rabbeinu, Harriet Tubman & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When Israel was in Egypt’s land, Let my people go! Oppressed so hard they could not stand, Let my people go! Go down Moses, Way down in Egypt’s land Tell old Pharaoh To Let my people go! Many of us are familiar with “Go Down Moses”, the...
Jan 18, 2018, 2:52 PM
The story we tell
Our tale across the generations gives the gift of identity, and with it, courage and confidence (Bo)
Jan 18, 2018, 12:52 PM
You say you want a revolution? [Parshat Bo]
In a great tragedy of history, the success of far too many revolutions against tyranny have turned into disasters, with the revolutionaries acting as cruelly and high-handedly in power as the despots whom they overthrew. Consider the French “reign...
Jan 18, 2018, 10:54 AM
“On the Calendar” Parashat Bo 5778
The situation in Egypt is reaching a crescendo. Nine plagues have hit and a tenth – and final – plague is imminent. Hashem tells Moshe that after the upcoming tenth plague the Egyptians will literally throw Am Yisrael out...