B’Shalach 5779 – Cherishing the Gift of Shabbat

Posted by Levi Cooper on January 13, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Beshalach

After miraculously escaping slavery in Egypt, the Israelites reached the desert and complained that they had nothing to eat. The Almighty gave them the magical manna to sustain them, with a double portion on Friday. The Israelites are told to “see” what has been given to them (Exodus 16:29). The Maggid of Melbourne discusses this gift, and how it is revered in Jewish Law by Tosefet Shabbat--the practice of extending the holy day beyond its time boundaries.

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About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more. You can find books written by Levi by clicking here

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