Thursday, May 5, 2016

Omer 2016 Day 13: Yocheved

Day 13: Yesod in Gevurah, Foundation in Strength
"When she [Yocheved] could hide him [Moses] no longer, she got a wicker basket for him and caulked it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child into it and placed it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile." (Exodus 2:3)
In spite of Shifra and Puah's incredible bravery and kindness, Pharaoh's edict to kill all the slaves' newborn sons still put their baby boys in grave danger. Yocheved, Moses' mother, protected her son from Pharaoh by giving him up. It takes incredible strength and faith to do what she did for Moses and it was through her acts that Moses was able to grow up to free and strengthen the Israelites.