5772 — Bo: “Borrowing” Gold and Silver

Posted by Neima Novetsky on January 25, 2012
Topics: Shemot (Exodus), Bo

Neima Novetsky discusses parsha Bo. How could God direct the nation to “borrow” gold and silver vessels from the neighboring Egyptians if He knew they were not to return them? Commentators have addressed the issue in varying ways over the ages.

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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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