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What is in a Name? Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/what_is_in_a_name_parashat_shemot_exodus_11_61

This week we begin a new book of Torah — Shemot in Hebrew and Exodus in English. While the word “exodus” means “going out,” the word “shemot” means “names.” So, it should not be surprising that we are sent through a maze of names and journeys in this week’s parasha.

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