In the Torah portion of “Shemot” (Exodus 1:1-6:1) the story of Jewish slavery in Egypt begins.

Moses, an Egyptian prince who knows he’s really a Jew, sees a taskmaster beating a Jew to death. Moses can’t bear to see this injustice and saves the Jew by killing the Egyptian.

Should Moses really have killed the Egyptian? Was there something else he could have – or should have – done?

Rabbi Enkin tells the story of Moses killing the Egyptian in a way you never heard before.

You will learn about the “pursuer” (a “rodef in Hebrew) and when killing this “pursuer” in self-defense is permitted.