Shemot

Shemot: A Name Carries Pride Of Self, But A Label Is Imposed

The middle book of the Torah is called Exodus in English and Shemot (Names) in Hebrew.  Names play a crucial role in Torah language and thought.  When God gives Adam responsibility for keeping the earth safe, Adam’s first responsibility is to name the creatures of the world, and in that way, connect with them. Know their names and not their skills.

Shemot: Compassion Trumps Charisma When God Chooses A Leader

Thirty-two centuries before Time Magazine began selecting "Person of the Year," God chose the "The Person Of the Millennium." His name was Moses.

Rabbi Michael Levy
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