01/09/2014 02:12 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2014

Who's Got the Mummy? Parshat Beshalach

In this week's Torah portion, Parshat Beshalach, it's time to leave Egypt. But while the Jews are busy collecting reparations for their years of slave labor, their leader, Moses, is out searching for Joseph's bones. Why did Moses choose that job for himself instead of appointing one of Joseph's descendants?