Shabbat Shalom: Bo

Posted on January 27, 2023

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever granted a request someone made, only to have the person ask for more than you thought they were asking for? Did you give them what you thought they wanted originally or what they asked for once you agreed? In this week’s Torah portion, Pharaoh agrees to let the Israelites leave to worship God and asks who will go, to which Moses replies, “All of us!” Pharaoh then says no and God unleashes the 8th plague: locusts. Is it better to communicate the full scope of a request when first making it? Or better to expand it once the request is granted?

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. We remember all the victims of the Shoah this day. For more information about this day, please visit

Tonight’s Kabbalat Shabbat service at 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow’s Shabbat morning service is at 9:30 a.m. Both services are multi-access: in person and on Zoom.  To register to come in person, please go to The Zoom links can be found in the Shabbat Preview.

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )