The second book of the five books in the Torah is known as “Sefer Shemot”. It is the book in which the story of the Jews as a nation really begins.
In this shiur – the first of two examining the names of the books of the Torah and their significance – Rabbi Dunner explores the relationship between the first book of the Torah – “Sefer Bereishit” – and Shemot, by examining the name by which Shemot is known in the Talmud and early sources.
What is the underlying theme of each book of the Torah? How can we can glean the core essence of the first two books of the Torah, so that we appreciate both their uniqueness and their synergy with each other?
Discover why the name used for Shemot in the Talmud is not just a name, but conveys the very purpose of Judaism and the true identity of the Jewish nation.