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Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

After the Jews left Egypt, Pharaoh and his people had a change of heart, proclaiming, “What have we done, that we sent the Jews from serving us?” (14:5). How could they possibly regret releasing the...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bo 7th Aliyah

When instructing us on the mitzvah of tefillin (phylacteries), the Torah tells us to place it on our weak hand (13:16). It uses a unique spelling for the word hand: ָכה ָידְ instead of the standard...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bo 6th Aliyah

After the Torah outlines the detailed and distinctive instructions for the Pesach offering, it concludes with, “All the children of Israel did as G-d commanded Moshe and Aharon, so they did”...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bo 5th Aliyah

In preparation for the last plague, Moshe instructs the Jews to place blood from the lamb on their doorposts so that G-d will “pasach” their entrance. Rashi interprets pasach to mean that G-d will...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bo 4th Aliyah

As Moshe forewarns Pharaoh of the impending tenth and final plague, the pasuk reads that Moshe exits from Pharaoh with “burning anger” (11:8). Why would Moshe be so angry with Pharaoh, and why only...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bo 3rd Aliyah

G-d informs Moshe of the final plague and tells Moshe to “please ask them [the Jewish people] to borrow…silver vessels and golden vessels” (11:2). Rashi explains that leaving Egypt with wealth would...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bo 2nd Aliyah

Parashas Bo describes the final three plagues before Pharaoh forces out the Hebrews. The first plague in this parashah is “arbeh,” or locust (10:12). Ironically, the same word “arbeh” is used after...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bo 1st Aliyah

Our parashah, Bo, starts with G-d instructing Moshe to warn Pharaoh that the last of the plagues will be proof of G-d’s dominance (10:1). The next pasuk starts with a unique word, “U’lema’an—And in...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 7th Aliyah

Just after G-d’s announcement of the heavy hail to hit Egypt, He warns the people to gather their belongings and bring them indoors (9:19). The Torah then discloses that those who feared the word of...

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

While the fourth plague is wreaking havoc on the Egyptians, Pharaoh tries to coax the Jewish people into bringing their offerings (cows) to G-d in Egypt rather than permitting them to leave for the...