Let My people go!
The battle cry of the Exodus. But wait a minute? Why do we have to ask Pharaoh at all?
An answer by the 17th-century rabbi, the Kli Yakar, suggests that the freedom we are seeking may be far greater than we thought.
What do we do when a wicked king arises? This week's parsha presents us with that question, and the rabbis have some answers.
"Should our leaders be wise?"
A verse from this week's parsha provides a complicated answer.
The torah tells us that 70 of Jacob's descendants travelled together on the way down to Egypt. But if we count the names on the list, we only get 69. Who was that last traveller?
The woman between the walls.