Parashat Bo / Where does the Torah begin?
Here, in the middle of Exodus, a new narrative is created, the narrative of a new time frame.
The first question biblical commentator Rashi asks when interpreting the first verse of the Torah (Genesis 1:1) is: “Rabbi Isaac said: The Torah should have started from ‘This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you [Exodus 12:2],’ which is the first commandment God gave to Israel. Why then does the Torah begin with...
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