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Parashat Bo (January 28, 2012)
by Robyn Weinstein Cimbol

PARASHAT BO CHRONICLES defining moments in the biblical account of the Israelites’ experience in Egypt. These chapters tell of the final three plagues and anticipate liberation by presenting the commemorative rituals of Pesach, t’fillin and the redemption of the firstborn. Included in this parashah are many of the pre-Sinai experiences that prepare to transform the Israelites into a collective entity — a community with a shared history and a shared destiny.

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