Parashat Bo [Exodus 10:1-13:16] contains the first commandment to B’nai Yisrael, the commandment to mark what came to be known as the month of Nisan, the month in which Passover is observed, as the first month in the calendar. So important is this commandment that Rashi [1040-1104], the famous Bible [and Talmud] commentator raises the possibility in his comment on the first verse of the Torah [Genesis 1:1] that this commandment [Exodus 12:2] should be the actual beginning of the Torah. Exodus 12 is one of my favorite chapters in the Torah, and it provides the basis for much of our conversation. Give a listen! Shabbat Shalom!!