"Shabbat Shalom" – Vaera 5776

Parshat Vaera (Exodus 6:2-9:35)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh” (Ex. 9:12) One of the more difficult theological problems raised in the book of Exodus is precisely this verse, in which the Bible declares that it was God who hardened Pharaoh’s heart to be impervious to the cries of his …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vaera 5776

Parshat Vaera (Exodus 6:2-9:35)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh” (Ex. 9:12) One of the more difficult theological problems raised in the book of Exodus is precisely this verse, in which the Bible declares that it was God who hardened Pharaoh’s heart to be impervious to the cries of his …

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