Tag Archives: Torah Portion

B’Shalach – Death and Honor

Parashah B'Shalach Death and Honor Exodus 13:17 - 17:16 And I will strengthen the resolve of Pharaoh so that he will chase after them, and thus I will be gain honor through [the destruction of] Pharaoh and all his mighty army, and the Egyptians will know that I am YHWH[1]. YHWH goads and entices Pharaoh, playing off of Pharaoh’s pride. Rather than …

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Bo – Why All The Blood?

Parashah Bo Why All The Blood? Exodus 10:1 - 13:16 Green fog rolls down the street, searching for a victim. It approaches a door and suddenly turns away, averted by the blood painted upon the home's doorpost. This is a scene from Charlton Heston's Ten Commandments that many of us are familiar with, but is it based upon fact or fiction? Did …

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Noach – Judgment and Grace

Parashah Noach Judgment & Grace Genesis 6:9 - 11:32 How could a loving God allow such chaos and suffering in the world today?  Many people today use this argument as proof that there is no God.  Others have turned to the Bible and read the story of the destruction of almost all mankind in the Flood and determined that the …

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