- Monday January 17: Martin Luther King Jr Day, NO SCHOOL
How would you react to being free? In this parsha, the Jewish people cross the sea and are free from Egypt forever! Read the parsha
. But then, they immediately start complaining. They complain about water and food in a very disrespectful way. Hashem responds to their requests, giving them manna and quail, yet punishes them for their behavior. Do we agree with Hashem? Or do we sympathize with the newly freed Jewish people and their persistent slave mentality?
This week’s question: This week is also called Shabbat Shira. Why?
Last week’s answer: How do we know that the plague of darkness was more than just the normal darkness of night?
The wording of the Torah says, “a thick darkness”. The commentaries reason that the darkness wasn’t just a normal night darkness, but a darkness where people were physically stuck and unable to move.
Shabbat Shalom,Maltz Museum Presents: Hear Our Voices GSDS is pleased to partner with the Maltz Museum to honor the legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an all-day celebration on January 17! Don’t miss in person and online programming including free Maltz Museum admission, virtual interactive family activities, a Stop the Hate Essay Writing Workshop for 6-12 graders, and a special online program on The Black Museum Movement in America featuring Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. Learn more and register at
which includes complete descriptions and speaker bios.The next session, Smart But Scattered: How Parents Can Help Strengthen Executive Skills in Their Children, will take place on Wednesday, February 9 at 7:30 pm,.