this weeks Torah Portion Shemot translates to these are the names of the children of Israel… the name our parents gave us at birth… the name people call us and the name we make for ourselves! our tradition teaches us that there is much more to a name than just a label… the name our parents gave us is done with divine inspiration for the name chosen defines the very essence of the child. each name reveals the redemption of the Jewish people from their personal exile out of Egypt. the purpose is to acquire for ourselves a good name by emulating G-d… by doing good deeds… studying G-Ds word and spreading the goodness to each other with a fervor and urgency to usher in the Messianic age. this final plateau will show us how We all are a part of the one name… G-D.

“bh” Shemot