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Leaving Our Egypt: Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson on Parashat Hachodesh

In a time of much global uncertainty words of Torah can bring comfort and open new ways of thinking. Take an opportunity to consider the “Egypt” that confines us and ways in which we might seek freedom.

This Shabbat we will read Parashat Hachodesh, which contains the first mitzvah that Israelites were commanded for the start of Nisan and the time leading up to Passover, “This month shall be for you the beginning of the months.” (Exodus 12:2).

Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson, Mashpiah Ruchanit (Spiritual Mentor) and senior lecturer of Rabbinics and Chassidic Thought at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, delves into Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev’s explanation on why was it so hard for Moses to sanctify the new moon.  How did Moses and how do we prepare for the Exodus from Egypt?

Watch the video below:

Reb Mimi serves as the Mashpiah Ruchanit (spiritual mentor) of the Rabbinical School, and  teaches Talmud and Hassidic Thought. She will guide and walk with the rabbinical students on their personal-spiritual journeys. She served as the Mashpiah Ruchanit of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles for the last 16 years. Prior to this Reb Mimi was one of the founding administration and faculty members of the “Yakar” Beit Midrash and community.

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