Parshat Shemot | Part Two

Shemos part two of two Hebrew for “names,” the second word, and first distinctive word, of the parashah) is the thirteenth weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the first in the book of Exodus. It constitutes Exodus 1:1–6:1. The parashah is made up of 6,762 Hebrew letters, 1,763 Hebrew words, and 124 verses, and can occupy about 215 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah). Jews read it the thirteenth Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in late December or January. This class deals with the calling of Moshe at the burning bush up to the confrontation with Pharaoh.

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