Go [to Pharaoh]

Exodus 10:1−13:16

When Is Bo Read?

/ 3 Shevat 5785
/ 6 Shevat 5786
/ 8 Shevat 5787


  • God sends the plagues of locusts and darkness upon Egypt and forewarns Moses about the final plague, the death of every Egyptian firstborn. Pharaoh still does not let the Israelites leave Egypt. (10:1-11:10)
  • God commands Moses and Aaron regarding the Passover festival. (12:1-27)
  • God enacts the final plague, striking down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt except those of the House of Israel. Pharaoh now allows the Israelites to leave. (12:29-42)
  • Speaking to Moses and Aaron, God repeats the commandments about Passover. (12:43-13:16)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Bo Commentary

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Giving What’s Due

By: Jonathan K. Crane

Belinda Sutton stood before the court while her petition was read aloud. It described how she had been violently removed from her home, taken on a harrowing journey across land and sea, and forced to work in deplorable circumstances for nearly 50 years. However novel Belinda's effort may have been at the time, the call to be given what she was due was not new. Consider this week's parashah.

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