The Prophecy of Moses

We are beginning the book of Exodus this Shabbat, in which Moses is first introduced in the Torah. I think it is important to present the seventh of Maimonides’ principles of belief regarding the prophecy of Moses. Below is my translation of Maimonides, followed by a brief summary of the theme of the principle. Moses is the father of all prophets, both of those who preceded him and those who succeeded ...

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The Eisodus and the Exodus – Shemot 5776

We begin reading the book of Exodus this week, which has as its central theme the events surrounding the redemption of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.  G-d intervened in history, punished the Egyptian slave-masters and took His people Israel out of Egypt with miracles and wonders. With the Exodus, G-d created the physical entity known as the Jewish people and laid the way for their transformation into a ...

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