Parsha Talk; with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry Chesler and Jeremy Kalmanofsky. We began a new book, Sefer Shemot [the Book of Exodus], with parashat Shemot [Exodus 1:1-6:1] and our discussion did not get very far. It seemed that we were just touching on some of the items of interest in chapters 1 and 2 when time was called; we closed with each of us offering an explanation/interpretation of God’s curious name: ehyeh asher ehyeh, a phrase which defies a coherent English translation [see Exodus 3:14]. We could easily have talked for twice as long, so rich is the parashah. If you do not want to wait until next year, you can wait until next week, when we offer another edition of Parashah Talk! As always, comments and criticisms welcome at [email protected]. Shabbat Shalom!