Posts tagged Va-eira

Va-eira – Torah In Haiku


  MOSES SAYS TO GOD: … THE PEOPLE WOULD NOT LISTEN … S0 WHY SHOULD PHARAOH? —   Exodus 6:10-12 Adonai spoke to Moses, saying, “Go and tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites depart from his land.” But Moses appealed to God, saying, “The Israelites would not listen to me; how then […]

Va-eira (And I –God- Appeared)


Exodus 6:2 – 9:35 In this week’s text we see the start of Israel’s journey from slavery to freedom. God tells Moses of this planned journey that will change the Israelite nation forever. These same words can also show us how to change the course of our lives. This week marks the start of another […]

Va-eira – Torah In Haiku

​ We say “Adonai” … For the unpronounceable … Tetragrammaton — In last week’s reading, when Moses asked, God gave the name “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh“, the meaning of which is unclear. As Va-eira begins we find (not for the first time) another name for God, this one said to be unpronounceable. It’s spelled “Yud-Hey-Vav-Hey” and […]

Va-eira (I [God] Appeared)

Exodus 6:2 to 9:35 God heard the moaning of the Israelite people and sent Moses to free them. But, why didn’t the Eternal act through an actual appearance on earth or through a representative angel? Why did he act through a reluctant man… Moses?“ God spoke to Moses and said to him, ‘I am the […]

Va-eira – Torah in Haiku

Va-eira – Torah in Haiku

Four seder wine cups… Connected to this parsha… G-d’s four promises—————– The Passover Haggadah connects the four cups of wine to this week’s portion: Exodus 6:6-7 Say, therefore, to the Israelite people: I am the Eternal. I will FREE YOU from the labors of the Egyptians and DELIVER YOU from bondage. I will REDEEM YOU with an outstretched arm and through […]

Va-eira (And He (God) appeared)

Va-eira (And He (God) appeared)

Va-eira – Exodus 6:2 to 9:11 The opening eight verses of this week’s Torah text answer many questions that Moses asked in last week’s reading… and that many readers may have … What is God’s name? Why does God have many names? Why are the Israelites freed? Why did God wait several hundred years to […]

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