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This week's Torah reading


With the death of Yosef, the era of the Avot and the Book of Bereshit (Genesis) come to an end. The Book of Shemot (Exodus) now chronicles the creation of the nation of Israel from the descendants of Ya’akov.

At the beginning of this week's Parashah, Pharaoh, fearing the population explosion of Jews in Egypt, enslaves them. However, when their birthrate continues to increase, he orders the Jewish midwives to kill all baby boys.

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