Exodus

The Torah reflections below are listed in order of bible reference and grouped according to the divisions of the Jewish calendar of readings.

The Haftarah reflection refers to the additional reading that accompanies the weekly Torah portion.

Parashat Shemot | Exodus 1:1 - 6:1

  • Exodus 1. A life and death struggle | Click here & here
  • Exodus 1-2. What did Moses see? | Click here & here
  • Exodus 3. Moses at the burning bush | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23

Parashat Vaera | Exodus 6:2 - 9:35

  • Exodus 6:1-13. 'I am the Lord' | Click here & here
  • Exodus 6:1-7:7. Exodus interrupted? | Click here & here
  • Exodus 7:8-9:12. Pharaoh's heart | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21

Parashat Bo | Exodus 10:1 - 13:16

  • Exodus 12:1-28. Actions shape character | Click here & here
  • Exodus 12:29-42. Leaving Egypt | Click here & here
  • Exodus 12:42. The night of Passover | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Jeremiah 46:13-28

Parashat Beshalach | Exodus 13:17 - 17:16

  • Exodus 14. Drama at the Red Sea | Click here & here
  • Exodus 14:15-16. Before the Sea parted | Click here & here
  • Exodus 15:20-21. Miriam's victory song | Click here
  • Exodus 17:1-7. The desert trek begins | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Judges 4:4-5:31

Parashat Yitro | Exodus 18:1 - 20:26

  • Exodus 18:1-27. Moses' father-in-law | Click here & here
  • Exodus 19. The Sinai experience | Click here & here
  • Exodus 20:1-17. Ten Commandments | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6

Parashat Mishpatim | Exodus 21:1 - 24:18

  • Exodus 22:25. Charity starts at home | Click here & here
  • Exodus 22:21; 23:29. Care for strangers | Click here & here
  • Exodus 23:1-9. Care for enemies | Click here & here
  • Exodus 23:16. The festival of Sukkot | Read

Haftarah reflection: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26

Parashat Terumah | Exodus 25:11 - 27:19

  • Exodus 25:2. Giving from the heart | Click here & here
  • Exodus 25:8: Divine dwelling place | Click here & here
  • Exodus 25:10. Building the Tabernacle | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: 1 Kings 5:26-6:13

Parashat Tetzaveh | Exodus 27:20 - 30:10

  • Exodus 27:20-21. Sacred light | Click here & here
  • Exodus 28:2-3. Sacred vestments | Click here & here
  • Exodus 29:42-46. Sacred place | Click herehere

Haftarah reflection: Ezekiel 43:10-27

Parashat Ki Tisa | Exodus 30:11 - 34:35

  • Exodus 32:1. The gold calf: idolatry? | Click here & here
  • Exodus 32:1-14. Moses' active prayer | Click here & here
  • Exodus 34:29-35. Moses' radiant face | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: 1 Kings 18:1-39

Parashat Vayakhel | Exodus 35:1 - 38:20

  • Exodus 35:2-3. Keep holy the Sabbath |Click here & here
  • Exodus 35:21-29. Picking up after a crisis | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: 1 Kings 7:40-50

Parashat Pekudei | Exodus 38:21 - 40:38

  • Ex 38:21-40:38. Holiness in earthly tasks|Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: 1 Kings 7:51-8:21