Va'era

“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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“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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אור תורה: וארא תשע”ו

מכת שחין, ספר איוב, ורמז מקדים אירוני הרב שמואל קליצנר    כיצד יתכן, שפעולת זריקת עפר לשמים אשר הביאה במצרים את השחין, משמשת דווקא היא את רעי איוב כדי לנחמו? פעמים שיש שאותה הפעולה יכולה דווקא היא לבטל את התוצאה מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”ו טבת תשע”ו, 07/01/2016 מחלת שחין מופיעה 13 פעם …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Va'era 5776

Parshat Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Va’era is a direct continuation of the stories related in the previous chapters of the Book of Shemot (Exodus). In last week’s reading, the Almighty dispatches Moshe with a message for Pharaoh: tell Pharaoh to release the Jewish People from Egypt. But Pharoah refuses, …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Va’era 5776

Parshat Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Va’era is a direct continuation of the stories related in the previous chapters of the Book of Shemot (Exodus). In last week’s reading, the Almighty dispatches Moshe with a message for Pharaoh: tell Pharaoh to release the Jewish People from Egypt. But Pharoah refuses, …

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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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“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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