Bo – Entering the Lion’s Den

Bo – Entering the Lion’s Den

The opening word, Bo, instructs Moses to ‘come’ to Pharaoh, come right into the lion’s den, not just ‘go’ up to him casually. This is a lesson in dealing with personal faults. Don’t approach them academically from a spiritual distance. Come up to them ‘real close’ to deal with them. The opening word of our

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Bo – Spiritual Exodus

Bo – Spiritual Exodus

In this week’s Parsha, the final plagues finally convince Pharaoh to let our people go. The people have now been trapped in Egypt 400 years ever since Jacob and his family were forced to flee their home through famine conditions. These centuries describe a period of increasing constriction and social discrimination, leading to actual enslavement

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Bo – Modern Idols

Bo – Modern Idols

his week’s parsha describes the Egyptian worship of idols, not least of which was the ram. The ram happens to be the symbol of the zodiacal sign of Aries – the month of spring when the forces of nature reawaken. The Egyptians were shamans who worshipped nature, like the Nile River, and the ram was

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Bo – The Answer Lies Inside You

Bo – The Answer Lies Inside You

THE Hebrew name for Egypt – Mitzrayim – also means restrictions, constrictions and limitations. A deeper sense of the name also refers to self-limitations – limitations we impose on ourselves. In truth there are no challenges we cannot overcome, and the challenges we face are there to make us grow and to dissolve the limitations

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Bo – Vayomeir HaShem El Par’oi

Bo – Vayomeir HaShem El Par’oi

Paroi represents the enemy without and the enemy within. Each of has to become fully familiar with oru shortcoming, our habitual negative tendencies — Yetzer Hora . To do this we have to take the fight up to our enemy, not just to await its attack. Hence Boi el Par’oi: take the initiative and come

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