Torah Portion for this Shabbat is Bo

The Torah portion for this Shabbat is Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16), the third in the book of Exodus. It describes the last of the Ten Plagues that God inflicted upon Egypt, and includes commandments for the celebration of Pesach.

The Haftarah is Jeremiah 46:13-28. The prophet declares God’s message about how the Babylonian Empire will attack Egypt, but God also promises Israel that “I will deliver you from far away, your folk from their land of captivity” (46:27).

This image of Egyptians urging Moses to depart from Egypt with the Israelites after the last of the Ten Plagues comes from the Bible illustrations by 19th century French artist Gustave Dore.