Posted on December 24, 2021
Torah Question of the Week: When you are worried that someone might harm you, what do you do? Do you act pre-emptively? Or do you wait to see if your concerns become a reality? In this week’s portion, Pharaoh is afraid that the Israelites have grown too numerous and that they will rise up and join with Egypt’s enemies—and so he enslaves them. Do you think his fears would ever have been realized had he not taken this action? Does taking pre-emptive action lead to greater conflict and/or unintended results?
Kabbalat Shabbat services are at 8:00 p.m. tonight and Shabbat morning services will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Our services will only be on Zoom this week and the Zoom links can be found in the Shabbat Preview.
I hope we will see you this Shabbat! Shabbat Shalom!
— Rabbi Rubin : )