Before the Jewish people can leave Egypt, God commands each and every one of them (Exodus 12:3) to obtain a sheep “without blemish” (Verse 5). The people are specifically told that they shall “keep watch over it” (Verse 6) for days, until they finally slaughter the lamb, eat it, and smear the blood on their doorposts (Verses… Read more
Today is January 9, 2021 (Hebrew date 25 Tevet 5781). This week in synagogue we read the Bible portion called “Shemot”, meaning “names,” located in Exodus 1:1-6:1. For the supplemental reading: Ashkenazim read Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22 – 29:23; Sephardim read Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3. (Source: HebCal.com). This week’s Bible portion has a lot… Read more
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