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Parshat Shemot

Readings for Shemot
Tevet 21, 5780
January 18, 2020


Haftarah:
Isaiah 27:6 - 28:13; Isaiah 29:22-23
Torah Portion: Shemot
Shemot in a Nutshell

The children of Israel multiply in Egypt. Threatened by their growing numbers, Pharaoh enslaves them and orders the Hebrew midwives, Shifrah and Puah, to kill all male babies at birth. When they do not comply, he commands his people to cast the Hebrew babies into the Nile.

A child is born to Yocheved, the daughter of Levi, and her husband, Amram, and placed in a basket on the river, while the baby’s sister, Miriam, stands watch from afar. Pharaoh’s daughter discovers the boy, raises him as her son, and names him Moses.

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