The moment of the Exodus arrives. And the Israelites are unprepared. Rashi, Rashbam, and Yosef Bechor Shor have different messages for us.
Pharaoh’s magicians call the third plague work of the “finger of God”. Some take this as acknowledging God’s power. Rashbam reads it the other way around.
From a book club in Seattle, to the words of Amos Oz, to the complexity of Moses – an exploration of identity for the new year.
Rashbam on Exodus 1:7. Its prolific use of terms to describe the Israelite population growth in Egypt teaches that every step matters on the way to success.
Vayechi, alone of all weekly portions, begins with no spacing from the previous portion. Rashbam has a novel interpretation.