Parshat Shemot- More than a Name

(ואלה שמות בני ישראל” (א’:א” This week’s פרשה, and ספר שמות, open several generations after the end of the previous one, and tells us of the terrible transformation in the Jewish people’s standing in Egypt- having gone from a relatively successful and separate family within a foreign land to being enslaved by their host country. […]