Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Rabbi Cosnowsky Parasha

Starting the Book of Shemot, or Exodus


We begin two exciting events this week, we start a new decade and we begin the book of Shemot, or Exodus, in the Torah. We begin again, reading the story of how Moses went before Pharaoh to exclaim, “Let my people go!” God had spoken to Moses via the...

Pesach Sheni: God Allows Second Chances


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This week’s Torah portion, Behaalotecha, describes an almost-forgotten holiday, Pesach Sheni (Numbers 9:6-13). Not quite one year after we left Egypt, God commanded Moses to remind the Israelites to prepare for the holiday of...