Daily Israel Report

Judaism: The Temple Institute on the Parsha

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:56 PM


The Book of Exodus is call the Book of Names in Hebrew.

Why?

What's in a name and why does Torah repeat the names of the seventy souls of Israel who descended into Egypt when their names were already mentioned earlier in the book of Genesis?

The Torah has come to teach us a deep and essential lesson in self-knowledge.