By Hennie Black
TORAH TUESDAYS: PARSHAT SHEMOT
In this week’s Torah portion of Shemot, the Jewish people in Egypt are multiplying in great number. Pharoah feels threatened by their growth and orders all Jewish baby boys born to be killed by being thrown into the Nile River. Moshe’s mother Yocheved could not bear to do this and instead placed him into a basket at the banks of the river.