Shemot – Parasha in 60 Seconds
Shalom and welcome to the Parsha in 60 seconds
Today’s portion is from Exodus 1:1–6:1 it is called Shemot which means “names”
Jacob descendants filled the land of Egypt.
Joseph and all of his generation died. A new Pharaoh arose but did not know Joseph. He feared the amount of Israelites and enslaved them. He commanded the Hebrew midwives to kill all baby boys at birth but they feared God and disobeyed. Pharaoh commanded that all newborn boys be cast in the river.
A Levite couple hid their baby boy for three months. Finally he was sent down river in a basket and Pharaoh’s daughter found and adopted him and named him Moses which means “drawn out of the water”.
Moses grew up and he saw injustice on the Hebrews and killed an Egyptian. He ran away and met the Midian’s and married into their family. God heard the cry of the Hebrews and while Moses was watching sheep God appeared to Moses as a burning bush. Moses was sent back to Egypt and God would perform many wonders through Moses’ staff. God hardened Pharaohs heart.
Moses and his bro Aaron confronted Pharaoh and he was like “hey, let my people go.” And pharaoh was like “yeah, um no.” Pharaoh then made the Israelites work even harder and blamed Moses for it. Moses asked God why thinks did not work out and God told Moses that the show was just beginning and he would throw down on the Pharaoh.
And that is Shemot in 60 seconds.