This week we study the first of the eleven readings in the Book of Exodus (see articles #4-6).
Among its themes are: the significance of different names of G‑d; the greatness of Jewish women [Yocheved, Miriam, Elisheva, Tzipora];
the importance of Jewish names; the ultimate Messiah;
and the inter-relationship of Moses and Aaron who, according to Kabbalah, are said to manifest
the two "brotherly" divine attributes of Netzach & Hod.
Several of these themes are touched upon in the seven articles below.
Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Rambam, Maimonides) and the great Moroccan Jewish Kabbalist, Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira
(see lead article), both have yahrzeits this Thursday night - Friday.