Torah Talk for Parashat Shemot
December 29, 2015 by
In this parasha, Bnei Yisrael become slaves to Paro; Paro’s daughter saves Moshe from the Nile and, after killing an Egyptian taskmaster, Moshe flees to Midian where he marries and has children; Hashem instructs Moshe to liberate the people; Moshe returns to Egypt, and Moshe and Aharon approach Paro, who refuses their request for liberation.
After Moshe and his wife Tzipporah have their first child, the Torah [2:22] tells us, “and he called his name Gershom [literally, “stranger there”]; for he said: ‘I have been a stranger in a strange land.'” Many commentators question the meaning of this reason. Read more >