June 26, 2019

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Bo with Rabbi Nissan Antine

Our guest this week is Rabbi Nissan Antine, Senior Rabbi of the Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland. Rabbi Antine grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated, summa cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion. He received his ordination from YCT Rabbinical School in 2006. Before entering rabbinical school, Rabbi Antine studied in various yeshivot in America and Israel, and he was a fellow of the Torah Metzion Kollel in Cleveland, Ohio. Rabbi Antine was a fellow at CLAL, and he is a currently the president of the International Rabbinic Fellowship, a rabbinic organization with over 180 members.

This week's Torah portion – Parashat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) – features the final three plagues of Egypt, the People of Israel's departure from Egypt, and the first Passover celebration. Our discussion focuses on the special role of the Jewish calendar in Jewish life and on the philosophy behind it.

Our past discussions of Parashat Bo:

Rabbi Joel Zeff on the Mitzvah of Rosh Hodesh

Rabbi Zvi Grumet on the people of Israel’s request to borrow Egyptian Gold Silver and Clothing