Va'era

Parshat Vaera: Nature, Human Nature, and the Power of Flexibility

Rabbi Shmuel Klitsner

Parashat Vaera: Nature, Human Nature and the Power of Flexibility By Rabbi Shmuel Klitsner, Chairman of OTS’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership  At times, difficulty in interpreting a specific issue in the verses of the Torah can allow us to explore a broader issue in Jewish teachings on life. I feel that this …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Va’era 5779

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” has been dedicated in memory of Florence Bryskin, Tziporah bas Mayer Yitzchok  on the occasion of her yahrzeit – 22 Tevet Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And God spoke to Moses and said unto him, I am the Lord, and I appeared unto …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vaera 5778

Parshat Vaera (Exodus 6:2-9:35)  Rabbi David Stav  Last week, as we began the Book of Exodus, we read anew about how the People of Israel became enslaved by Pharaoh. Their conditions worsened with time, but Moshe, chosen by God to speak to the king’s heart, hoped that the despotic ruler would allow the Israelites to leave …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vaera 5778

Parshat Vaera (Exodus 6:2-9:35) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “These are Aaron and Moses, whom God has said are to take out the People of Israel from the land of Egypt…they are Moses and Aaron” . By virtue of an acclaimed Broadway production of recent vintage, many have come to a renewed appreciation of …

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אישה ופרשה: וארא תשע”ז

  ´מה בין קוצר רוח ושאר רוח´? האם לאדם או לקבוצה שנידונו לשעבוד רוחני, פיזי, קיומי, יש אפשרות לראות אופק? אורה אופנהיימר מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”ט טבת תשע”ז, 27/01/2017 בפתח הפרשה אלוקים שולח את משה לבשר לבני ישראל על גאולתם הקרובה, אך עמ”י לא מקשיב לכך: “וידבר משה כן אל בני ישראל …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vaera 5777

Parshat Vaera (Exodus 6:2 – 9:35) Rabbi David Stav  The People of Israel, cruely subjugated into slavery by the Egyptian Empire, have cried out, and their cries have reached the heavens. Hashem chooses Moshe to lead the people out. Moshe refuses. He says that he is “heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue” (or, in his own …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Vaera 5777

Parshat Vaera (Exodus 6:2 – 9:35) Rabbi David Stav  The People of Israel, cruely subjugated into slavery by the Egyptian Empire, have cried out, and their cries have reached the heavens. Hashem chooses Moshe to lead the people out. Moshe refuses. He says that he is “heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue” (or, in his own …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vaera 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vaera (Exodus 6:2 – 9:35) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And I will bring you into the land that I promised to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you as a heritage: I am the LORD.’” It is only natural for parents to desire to leave their children …

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