Take Courage!

Our Scripture (Torah) portion this week opens with a wonderful reminder of who God is, His faithfulness and His endless love and grace (Exodus 6:2–13): God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am … Read More

Parashat Va’eira (And I appeared)

Shemot (Exodus) 6:2–9:35 This blog is a shorter one since I want to put an emphasis on one thought, which I believe is so important for us to understand: God is the same yesterday, today … Read More

Parashat Ve’eira (And I Appeared)

Shemot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35 In my most recent blog entry, I wrote that our faithful God heard the cry of the Children of Israel, and He remembered His covenant that He made with Abraham, Isaac, and … Read More

Parashat Va’eira (And I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35

בס”ד Parashat Va’eira (And I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 In this week’s Torah portion, worship plays a major role. In other words, the reader can learn many Biblical principles in this parashah concerning … Read More

Parashat Va’eira (And I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35

בס”ד Parashat Va’eira (And I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Maftir: Numbers 28:9-15 Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24 This Shabbat begins the new month of Shevat, and therefore there is a special Maftir and Prophetic reading that relates to … Read More

Parashat Va’eira (I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35

בס”ד Parashat Va’eira (I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 In last week’s Torah portion Moses was born and called into service. At first Moses did not want to answer HaShem’s call. The primary reason … Read More

Parashat Va’eira (and I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35

בס”ד Parashat Va’eira (and I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 The Bible tells us that HaShem hardened the heart of Pharaoh, but what does this mean? Many incorrectly believe that G-d touched Pharaoh’s heart … Read More