Torah Portion #13 Sh’mot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)
This is the first teaching in the book of Exodus and is about the record of events of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt and development as a nation. Four hundred years had passed since Joseph moved his family to Egypt. These descendants of Abraham had now grown to over two million. To Egypt’s new pharaoh, the Hebrews were foreigners, and their numbers were frightening. Pharaoh decided to make them slaves so they wouldn’t upset his balance of power. As it turned out, that was his biggest mistake. This weeks reading show’s how Our Creator rescued His people!