This week we study the first of the eleven readings in the Book of Exodus. Among its themes are:
the significance of different names of G‑d; the essence of Kabbalah;
the importance of Jewish names; the ultimate Messiah;
the greatness of Jewish women [Yocheved, Miriam, Elisheva, Tzipora];
Most of the seven articles below touch on these themes.
Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Rambam, Maimonides — see lead article,) and the great Moroccan Jewish Kabbalist, Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira (see 2nd article), both have yahrzeits this Thursday night - Friday.