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Dvar Torah for Bo 4th 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 Bo 4th 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 Bo 4th 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 Bo 4th 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 Bo 4th 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 Bo 4th 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...

Dvar Torah for Bo 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 5th Aliyah

After Moshe negotiates with Pharaoh for the frog plague to end, he leaves Pharaoh and “cries out to G-d” (8:8). Why would Moshe cry out to G-d to end the plague, rather than just ask Him? This...

Dvar Torah for Bo 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 4th Aliyah

The Torah describes the second plague leveled against Egypt as the “plague of frog” (singular), not frogs (8:2). The Midrash explains that it started with one frog, and when the Egyptians hit it,...

Dvar Torah for Bo 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 3rd Aliyah

As Moshe and Aharon prepare to face Pharaoh and free their people from slavery, the Torah somewhat casually divulges that Moshe was eighty years old, and Aharon was eighty-three (7:7). Why does the...

Dvar Torah for Bo 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 2nd Aliyah

The Torah interrupts the story of the Exodus to list the names of the heads of the tribes of Reuven and Shimon, as well as the names of the tribe of Levi (6:14–26), including finally naming Moshe’s...