Sh’mot (Exodus 1:1−6:1)
This Week’s Torah Portion: Sh’mot – שְׁמוֹת (Exodus 1:1−6:1)
“A new king arose over Egypt; And he said to his people, ‘Look, the Israelite people are much too numerous for us. Let us deal shrewdly with them, so that they may not increase; otherwise in the event of war they may join our enemies in fighting against us and rise from the ground.’”
From Pharaoh who enslaved us in Egypt, till today, we find the same hate speech coming from leaders and tyrants.
When leaders incite against minorities in their midst, when they speak about us and them, instead of caring for all the inhabitants of the land, when they try to divide and not to unite.
Then you know you are dealing with the same kind of tyrant pharaoh was!