Machon Milton

Parshat Beshalach by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks Paro pursues, the sea splits, the people sing. The people traveled and complained for water in Mara, for bread and meat in the Desert of Sin and for water in Refidim. Amalek attacked and was defeated. 1st aliya (13:17-14:8) G-d guides...

Parshat Bo by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks The 8th and 9th plagues occur. Before the 10th, death of the firstborn, the mitzvot of Korban Pesach and of Matza are given. The first-born die. The Jews are sent out of Egypt. Mitzvot are given to commemorate the momentous...

Parshat Vaera by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks Parshat Vaera is the transition from Divine promises to Divine action. After Paro’s first refusal at the end of last week’s Parsha, G-d assures Moshe that He will release the Jewish people from slavery and bring them to the land...

Parshat Shemot by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks The Jewish people are in Egypt. A new Paro is concerned with the size of the Jewish people. Increasing decrees of hard labor, infanticide, and finally actively drowning the male babies are made. Moshe is born, raised in Paro’s daughter’s...

Parshat Vayechi by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks Vayechi means life, yet the Parsha begins with talk of death and ends with death. Yaakov demands to be buried in Israel.  Yosef swears he will.  Yaakov elevates his grandchildren, Ephraim and Menashe to be equal to his children as...

Parshat Vayigash- written by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks The Parsha begins in the middle of the story.  Yosef has just told Yehuda and all the brothers that Binyamin, the thief, will become a slave to Yosef.  All the others are free to leave.  Our Parsha begins with...

Parshat Vayetze- written by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks Our Parsha begins with Yaakov fleeing the land of Israel from Esav’s murderous intent and concludes with his return to the land of Israel.  He dreams as he leaves of a ladder reaching to Heaven, G-d promises He will...