Thou shalt not murder. Okay – but can we get a little more info on what that means? Luckily, Ibn Ezra offers a provocative expansion of what murder means.
Aaron and Hur hold Moses’s arms steady (emunah) during the battle against Amalek. Ibn Ezra suggests additional meanings of the word emunah.
Exodus 12 introduces the word pesach. It most often is translated “to pass over” today, giving Passover its name, but Saadiah Gaon understands differently.
God declares, “I am the Lord in the midst of the land!” Abraham ibn Ezra explores the idea of being in the center, and M.C. Richards talks about centering.
God gives Moses a mission – save the Israelites from slavery. When Moses worries about his speaking ability, God gives him a spokesman, his brother Aaron.