Savor a hot cup of tea tonight while enjoying the serenity of Shabbat.

Shabbat affords us not only quality and quantity time to spend with family, but also sacred time to contemplate the message of the weekly Torah reading. In this week’s Parasha, parashat Shemot, we are introduced to Moses and the incredible dialogue between God and Moses. On the surface it appears that Moses directly contradicts God yet there is much to learn by delving into the analysis of the classical commentaries to discern what really transpired. So, savor your tea while reading this enlightening analysis entitled “Does Moses Contradict G-d?” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message for Shemot 5769-2009. Out of respect for Shabbat, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.