Friday, January 9, 2015

Parashat Shemot. Text Message

Parashat Shemot (Names)

The second book of the Torah starts with the following words: These are the names of the Israelites who came to Egypt with Jacob...
All the names we will hear are names we already know (with the exception of the midwives who saved the Jewish boys...)
But the second chapter tells us a story without names... A man from the house of Levy (no name) married the daughter of Levy, they had a baby (no name), and his sister (no name) took care of him. Pharaoh's daughter (no name) saved him and called him MOSES.
There are names and names... Names who will be secondary actors and names who will make the difference.
As the famous Israeli poet Zelda wrote, Lechol ish yesh shem, every person has a name.
It is our task to decide what type of actor we want to be.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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