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A Dvar Torah for Parshat Shemot: Exodus 1:1 - 6:1

Our Dvar Torah: "The midwives feared God
[and] He made houses for them"

A Dvar Torah for Parshat Shemot: Exodus 1:1 - 6:1
and Likutey Moharan Book I Lesson # 64.1
By Rabbi Shlomo Nachman ben Ya'akov © January 08, 2021

In this week's parsha Egypt's leader orders the mid-wives to abort the Jewish male children, but they refused, claiming that the Jewish babies are being born before they can arrive. These women considered that murdering children is displeasing to G-d! Surely, they reasoned, once born the children would be safe.

Likewise in the USA the Globalists demanded that killing children should be acceptable. This evil was especially pushed by Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, with a special emphasis on murdering minority babies.

As time past abortion went from being a method of last results to being a preferred method of birth control! Just take the pill or suppository! Today it simple... they lie! Abortion devastates most women who undergo it!

The Egyptian leader determines, 'since these unwanted children are being born anyway, you midwives are to kill the babies after they are born! In countries like China murdering ones children is the law! In America murdering BORN babies is already legal is some areas. As Governor Northam publicly explained: The [unwanted] infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother...” and then live baby would be murdered if desired.

This is demonic and will soon be legal nationwide!

Shemot tells us:

“Now it took place when the midwives feared G-d, that He made houses for them.”

Rashi clarifies this comment. Rashi usually prefers literal interpretations, but here he explains a deeper insight:

“He made houses for them”: The houses of the priesthood, the Levitic family, and the royal family, which are called houses, as it is written: And he built the house of the Lord and the house of the king, (I Kings 9:1), the priesthood and the Levitic family from Yochebed and the royal family from Miriam, as is stated in tractate Sotah (11b).

Because these midwives held HaShem in awe generations of Jews survived! Likewise, when women today say, NO! I will not murder my child no matter how difficult my life is or may become! They are saving generations! When fathers man-up and support the mother of their children they too declare, NO! My child will not be murdered no matter how difficult my life is or may become! And together as they raise the child they provide the opportunity for further blessings. How tragic it is that American men can not legally protect their own children from death! No wonder there are so many “dead beat fathers!” Fatherhood has stripped of it most fundamental meaning!

Who knows who these parents may raise into adulthood! Perhaps a great tzadik who will lead the world to the Light of HaShem, a doctor who will perhaps cure the world's terminal diseases, perhaps a righteous leader will lead the people to Peace, Love and Light! Who knows what YOUR child might accomplish? Unless you murder him or her that is. Abortion ends all possibilities. And yet the majority of Jews today support it! Many even actively advocate for it! Breathtakingly this includes many rabbis.

Rabbi Lazer Brody shares the following true story:

A sixteen year-old girl here in Israel discovered that she was pregnant. Her mother went ballistic and threatened her, “Either you have an immediate abortion, or get out of my house!” The young lady went up to her bedroom and soaked her bed with her tears. She already felt an emotional bond with her unborn baby. She didn’t want to terminate that pregnancy. Anyway, I don’t know where she mustered the emotional strength from, but she packed a suitcase and left home. Ultimately, she married her boyfriend and together, they adopted a lifestyle of Orthodox Judaism. Today, the young lady’s mother has the cutest blue-eyed two-year old with these irresistible blond pigtails on her lap.
I wonder how the happy and proud grandmother would react if we reminded her that she wanted to kill that child. That’s why you have to think two times, three, times, four times and more before you make the rash and irresponsible decision of terminating a pregnancy.
The Gemara says that if a religious court sentences a person to death even once in seventy years, then it’s considered to be a harsh court. So what can we say about someone who takes a life with one fell swoop? So what if the life is yet unborn? Does that mean that it doesn’t have a beating heart and a thinking brain?
Having been through two wars and more armed conflict that I care to remember, I’ve seen some gruesome sights in my three decades of military service. Yet, nothing was so shocking as seeing a video of an abortion. I saw a fourteen-week old embryo panicking to escape the sharp metal instrument that was about to terminate its life. It was more than I could handle. It’s not a pretty sight and it’s something that could make a person lose sleep for a long time to come. This defenseless little embryo was actually bending and contorting itself in every possible way to avoid the knife. It lost. I had clammy palms and a cold sweat on my forehead. I don’t know why, but this jolted me in a way that no combat situation or terror aftermath ever did.

Some debate at what point the soul is created? At birth? At conception? Think MUCH farther back!

We read Likutey Moharan I #64.

(Read Section)

All life is with and from the Holy One, Blessed is He! Out of His Great Compassion HaShem alone grants or withholds life, as stated at Deuteronomy 32:39. He enthuses the creation with life. When the Holy One decrees Human LIFE, to deny that LIFE is open rebellion against His Will. He allows rebellion, for a time, but there is always a Day of recognizing when each of us will be held accountable for our actions.

THIS among the most important lessons we should receive through Parsha Shemot! Moshe begs us, HaShem implores us:

“Choose life so that you and your descendants will live” – Deuteronomy 30:19

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