Monthly Archives: January 2018

Bo: Locusts, Shabbos: I dont Swarm on Shabbos

In Chapter 10, pasuk 14 the Torah tells us that Locusts ascended on Egypt and “Vaynach” or rested on the border of Egypt.  The Bal Haturim picks up on the word “Vayanach” and notices that it is similar to the … Continue reading

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Bo: Schaudenfreud

In parshat Bo, we are told that even the first born captives of the Egyptians dies in the plague of the first born.  Rashi questions, why did Gd have to include “captives” or wretched non Egyptians in the plague.  Rashi … Continue reading

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Shemos: Jews and Tools

In parshat Shemos we are told that the Egyptians “afflicted” or burdened the Jews in Egypt by making them build cities of storage of Pithom and Ramses. It brings to mind the Jackie Mason routine that Jewish men are not … Continue reading

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