Tagged ‘Va’era’

Parashat Vaera

January 7, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

by Hazzan Marcia Lane See, Hear. In the office where I work we have an office dog, a tiny, ancient, tea-cup Yorkshire Terrier. Gracie has cataracts in both her eyes, but when she looks at you, you would swear she … Continue reading »


Parashat Va’eira

January 17, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Rabbi Kaya Stern-Kaufman And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  (Ezek. … Continue reading »


Parashat Va’era

January 18, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Aryeh Meir The previous parashah ends with the failure of Moshe’s first attempt to free the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. Moshe reiterates his earlier doubts about his ability to lead saying, “for what reason have you sent me… … Continue reading »


Parashat Va-era

December 29, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Raphael Goldstein A few months ago, we studied the three distinct Creation stories in the Bible  “ the story of the seven days of creation, the story of Adam and Eve, and the Noah story. Jewish tradition has … Continue reading »


Parashat Va’era

January 13, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Sanford Olshansky This parashah forces us to ask ourselves whether we believe in a God who acts in history – a God who even if not very hands-on today, must have been very hands-on at one time. The Genesis … Continue reading »


Parashat Vaera

January 20, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Paul Hoffman This week has been one of history-in-the-making as the first man of color was the people’s overwhelming favorite to step into the White House and assume the Presidency of the USA. As with every new administration, it … Continue reading »


Parashat Vaera

January 10, 2008 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Heidi Hoover This week’s Torah portion, Va‘era, continues a saga that many Jews have lived with all their lives and that we tell every year at our Passover tables: the exodus from Egypt. Last week Moses and Aaron had … Continue reading »



March 23, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Heidi Hoover In this week’s parashah we begin with God’s reassurance to Moses that God is El Shaddai, the same One who appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that God will indeed free the Israelites. This appears to … Continue reading »