Bo: A Slave to Fashion

HASHEM promised Avraham that his children would be slaves in Mitzrayim, yet they would be redeemed and would leave with great wealth. And so, when it was time to leave Mitzrayim, HASHEM told Moshe to tell the Jews to borrow the silver and gold vessels of their Egyptian neighbors. Interestingly, the Torah records that the Jews borrowed the silver vessels, gold vessels, and garments. Rashi explains that the order is progressive. To the Jews leaving…






Bo: I’m Never Wrong

We live in a time of split second accuracy. Even our local shuls have atomic clocks coordinated every 24 hours to be guaranteed to be accurate within at most a second every 24 hours. Background: The Eygptians have just lived through 9 Maakos. For months and months they have been tortured and afflicted by the power of G-d. every time that Moshe said something is going to happen ti happens with exact presion. As he…






Bo: Respect for the Institution

Pharaoh remains steadfast in his opposition to HASHEM From the first time that Moshe appeared in his court, Pharaoh’s attitude had been, “Who is this HASHEM that I should listen to him?” Time after time, Pharaoh insulted HASHEM and Moshe. Now, HASHEM is sending Moshe on the final mission: “Tell Pharaoh if he remains in his wickedness, all of the first born in Mitzrayim will be killed.” The stakes were raised. Moshe changes the message…






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