Parashat Shemot

Author: Gidon Ariel

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| Published: January 09, 2023

General Overview:

Exodus 1:1-6:1

This week’s Torah portion tells us of the Israelites’ slavery in Egypt, and sets the stage for their redemption over the three following portions. It recounts how Jacob’s small family grew into a mighty nation and how the Egyptians came to oppress them. It also relates Moses’s development from birth to leadership.

Topic 1: Blood Red Rivers: The First Plague Reappearing Around the World
❝Thus says Hashem, “By this you shall know that I am Hashem.” See, I shall strike the water in the Nile with the rod that is in my hand, and it will be turned into blood❞ Exodus 7:17 The First Plague (Shutterstock) Turning the Nile River into blood was the first…
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Topic 2: Film Explores Alternative Historical Timeline Establishing When Joseph Lived
❝So they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor; and they built garrison cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.❞ Exodus 1:11 Abu Simbel Temple built by Rameses II (Shutterstock) When confronted with a religious dilemma, Tim Mahoney, a deeply religious man, began what would become a long…
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Topic 3: Did the Jews Build the Pyramids?
❝So they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor; and they built garrison cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.❞ Exodus 1:11 Antique bible with pyramids in the background (Shutterstock) The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest monument among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It…
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Topic 4: Reuniting the Tribes of Israel: The Miraculous Return of the Bnei Menashe
❝And you, O mortal, take a stick and write on it, “Of Yehuda and the Israelites associated with him”; and take another stick and write on it, “Of Yosef—the stick of Efraim—and all the House of Yisrael associated with him.”Bring them close to each other, so that they become one stick, joined together in your…
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Topic 5: WATCH: Ancient Archaeology Proves Jews Were Slaves in Egypt
See fascinating evidence that proves the accuracy of the Bible and learn from Rabbi Akiva Gersh about the archeological evidence from the ancient cities of Pithom and Raamses mentioned in Exodus 1:11, “So they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor; and they built garrison cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.”…
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