By Rabbi Benjamin David
Every week, we open our Torah and read the words written thousands ago. Think of the upheaval, the wars, the change that those words have witnessed.
Our Torah portions at this time of year center on the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. We read of a dictator bent on crushing a minority people; of persecution, both overt and less obvious; and of the unassuming hero, Moses, a figure singled out by God, not for supernatural strength or overwhelming confidence, but for humility and wisdom.