Parashat Beshalach


Famously, the women did not partake in the golden calf. The Hatam Sofer explains that the men put all their faith in Moses and when he disappeared they blackslid. Indeed, the Torah testifies about the men crossing the sea:...and they trusted in the LORD and in Moses His servant. Not so the women, they were

Parashat Beshalach2021-01-28T07:00:51+08:00

Parashat Bo


And the settlement of the Israelites which they had settled in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. We do not find that Israel dwelled in Israel for four hundred years. Therefore Rashi and others begin this count from the announcement to Abraham at the Covenant of the Pieces that his progeny would be exiled

Parashat Bo2021-01-22T07:12:38+08:00

Parashat Va’era


It was the very Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring out the Israelites..." Here the Torah mentions Aaron prior to Moses, yet elsewhere the Torah gives precedence to Moses. This demonstrates, explains Rashi, that Moses and Aaron were of equal stature. Hatam Sofer points out that while Moses was our greatest teacher,

Parashat Va’era2021-01-13T17:52:13+08:00

Parashat Shemot


And these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each man with his household they came...but Joseph was in Egypt. Rashi wonders why the verse reminds us that Joseph was in Egypt before the brothers arrived. The Hatam Sofer explains that the home is the secret to Jewish

Parashat Shemot2021-01-07T06:17:14+08:00
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