When the Bare Minimum is Optimal – Parashat Va’eira

When the Bare Minimum is Optimal – Parashat Va’eira

“…And Aharon stretched forth his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frog came up and covered the land of Egypt…..” – Shemot 8:2 וַיֵּט אַהֲרֹן אֶת יָדוֹ עַל מֵימֵי מִצְרָיִם וַתַּעַל הַצּפַרְדֵּעַ וַתְּכַס אֶת אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם – שמות ח, ב Our Sages place great emphasis on the importance of executing a mitzvah project from start to finish and […]

January 26, 2017 at 2:39 AM 0 comments

Blood before Frogs – Parashat Va’eira

Blood before Frogs – Parashat Va’eira

“…..And the river will swarm with frogs, and they will emerge and come inside your home and your bedroom and upon your bed, and inside the homes of your servants and among your people, and into your ovens and your kneading troughs….” – Shemot 7:28 וְשָׁרַץ הַיְאֹר צְפַרְדְּעִים וְעָלוּ וּבָאוּ בְּבֵיתֶךָ וּבַחֲדַר מִשְׁכָּבְךָ וְעַל מִטָּתֶךָ וּבְבֵית עֲבָדֶיךָ וּבְעַמֶּךָ וּבְתַנּוּרֶיךָ וּבְמִשְׁאֲרוֹתֶיךָ […]

January 25, 2017 at 2:58 AM 0 comments

Escaping the Cold – Parashat Va’eira

Escaping the Cold – Parashat Va’eira

“….And all the water that was in the Nile turned to blood…” – Shemot 7:20 וַיֵּהָפְכוּ כָּל הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר בַּיְאֹר לְדָם – שמות ז, כ  The Jewish people were so oppressed in Egypt that even Moshe struggled to understand how this could be part of G-d’s plan. Their misery was so profound that they refused to accept Moshe’s message from […]

January 24, 2017 at 4:02 AM 0 comments

Discovering the Real Motive – Parashat Va’eira

Discovering the Real Motive – Parashat Va’eira

“….But i will harden pharaoh’s heart, and i will increase my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt….” – Shemot 7:3 ״….ואני אקשה את לב פרעה והרבתי את אותותי ואת מופתי בארץ מצרים….״ – שמות ז, ג G-d struck the Egyptians with the Ten Plagues as punishment for their cruel enslavement of Bnei Yisrael. These supernatural Plagues also […]

January 23, 2017 at 3:22 AM 0 comments

Parashat Va’eira – Is there free choice?

Parashat Va’eira – Is there free choice?

We often wonder is there really free choice if G-d really knows everything. and if there is, why should we get punished if I do the wrong thing? and what is free choice really means? – find out in this class about the Parasha Duration of class: 54:07              

January 22, 2017 at 2:32 PM 0 comments

The Fathers – Parashat Va’eira

The Fathers – Parashat Va’eira

“….And I appeared to Avraham, to Yitzchok and to Yaakov….” – Shemot 6:3 ״…וארא אל אברהם, אל יצחק ואל יעקב….״ – שמות ו, ג In this verse and the verses that follow, G-d tells Moshe that He will now fulfill the promise He made when He appeared to Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov, namely, to redeem their children from Egypt. In […]

January 22, 2017 at 2:29 AM 0 comments

Fire and Ice – Parasha Va’eira

Fire and Ice – Parasha Va’eira

“….And there was hail, and fire flaming within the hail….” – Shemot 9:24 וַיְהִי בָרָד וְאֵשׁ מִתְלַקַּחַת בְּתוֹךְ הַבָּרָד – שמות ט, כד In the seventh of the Ten Plagues that G-d brought upon the Egyptians, a devastating hail rained down upon Egypt, striking all people and livestock that were not indoors and crushing all of Egypt’s remaining crops and […]

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