Tagged ‘Bo’

Parashat Bo, 5778

January 17, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Parashat Bo By Rabbi Bruce Alpert The exodus from Egypt is understood in different ways: as a miraculous deliverance, as an escape from slavery, as a journey to freedom. Reading again this week’s parashah, Bo, I … Continue reading »


Parashat Bo

February 2, 2017 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

by Rabbi David Almog The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It … Continue reading »


Parashat Bo

January 14, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A Community of Shared Narrative: Dvar Torah for Bo by Rabbi Len Levin “You shall tell your child on that day: This is because of what God did for me when I came forth out of Egypt.” (Exodus 13:8) “In … Continue reading »


Parashat Bo

January 21, 2015 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

by Cantor Sandy Horowitz The recitation of the ten plagues at the Passover Seder table is one of the rituals used to retell the story of the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. This ritual is often done hastily, as … Continue reading »



February 13, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Parashat Bo Rabbi Isaac Mann This week’s Torah portion contains the description of the last three makkot (plagues) that struck Egypt before the Pharaoh finally relented and allowed the Jewish slaves to leave. With that the geulah (redemption) began. I was always intrigued by … Continue reading »


Parashat Bo

January 17, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Rabbi Dorit Edut The recent tragedy of the cold-blooded shooting of twenty-six young children and four of their adult staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut shocked our entire nation. After ungluing ourselves from the media reports, … Continue reading »


Parashat Bo

January 25, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Allen Darnov Parashat Bo announces: “This month (Nissan) shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you….” (Exod 12:2). This sounds, of course, as if … Continue reading »


Parashat Bo

January 5, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Katy Allen All About the Heart I entered a patient room for a routine visit. Medical staff hovered nearby – they were having trouble with the EKG equipment, and yes, it was fine for me, the chaplain, to … Continue reading »


Parashat Bo

February 10, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Laurie Levy “It’s been a long time comin’, it’s going to be a long time gone. But you know, the darkest hour, is always just before the dawn.” David Crosby (1968) Last week’s parashah, Va’Era, leaves off right in … Continue reading »


Parashat Bo

January 28, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Jill Hackell Parashat Bo is the climax of the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Pharaoh seems on the verge of letting the people go; indeed his courtiers are already convinced that Egypt is lost. Yet, heart-hardened, he refuses … Continue reading »