Shemot, the second book of the Torah, tells the story of the Jewish people’s journey from slavery to freedom. It begins with the rise of a new Pharaoh who enslaved the Jewish people, leading to the birth of Moshe.
Moshe, chosen by Hashem, becomes a central figure in the story as he heroically leads the Jews out of Egypt.
The book of Shemot is filled with miraculous events, including the ten plagues that God sends to convince Pharaoh to let the Jewish people go. After the final plague, the Jews are finally freed and begin their journey towards Israel. Along the way, they face challenges and receive the laws and commandments from God, including the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.
Overall, Shemot is a powerful story of liberation and faith. It showcases the resilience and determination of the Jewish people as they overcome oppression and embark on a journey towards a better future. We can appreciate this lesson and apply it to our personal lives today, too, by actively trying to be resilient and determined through thick and thin.
By: Noam Cohen (11th)