5770 — Shmot: The Circumcision of Moses’ Son

Posted by Neima Novetsky on January 6, 2010
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Shemot, Shemot (Exodus), Moshe

In this episode Neima Novetsky discusses the episode of Moses and Zipporah circumcising their son–Exodus 4:18-26 in Parashat Shmot. One of the most enigmatic stories in Torah is that of Moses at the lodging place. Hashem desires to kill Moses or his son for an unknown reason but the death is averted due to circumcision of the son. This podcast will look at some of the different understandings of the story and what they reveal about Moses’ character.

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About Neima Novetsky

She and her family made aliyah from New York where she founded and directed the Advanced Tanakh Beit Midrash Program at Lincoln Square Synagogue. She has taught at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Midreshet Moriah, the Ma'ayan Institute for Women, and the Princeton University Hillel and has lectured on Biblical topics in various synagogues in both Israel and the USA. She is also a co-founder of a new Tanakh and Parshanut website called 'Al Ha Torah.'

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