What We Discussed: Sh’mot

Posted on December 27, 2021

Shalom TBAY!

Wondering what we discussed this past Shabbat? Here is a link to Friday Night’s D’Var Torah: Those Who Do Not Study History.

On Saturday, we discussed what it meant when Pharaoh said they must deal shrewdly with the Israelites so that they would not increase. Was it that they were preparing themselves? Was it that they were feeling threatened by this minority that was becoming a significant segment of their population like we see some people today in our country)? Was it that they were planning out a systematic persecution of a people? And was Pharaoh really afraid that the Israelites would join an opposing force in a war? What do you think? Here is a link to the Source Sheet.

Shavua Tov!

— Rabbi Rubin : )