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Shemot (Names) – Exodus 1:1 – 6:1

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We start a new book this week! Shemot means “names” and the names of the people of Israel have as much significance as the names of the stars. The children of Israel were a nation of slaves, yet their names were still important to G-d who heard their cry. Join Shmuel for this week’s Torah portion!

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  1. As you commented on the book of Exodus as the book of names, you referenced the stars. It made me think of Isaiah 40:26 – “Lift your eyes up to heaven and see who created all these—the one who leads out their vast array of stars by number, calling them all by name—because of his great might and his powerful strength—and not one is missing.” (Isa 40:26)(ISV) Another evidence of the omniscience of God, especially in light of all we have learned about the vastness of the universe in the last two centuries. It is amazing that God knows all of us by name as well.


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