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Parashas Va'eira (2012)


Va'eira 1

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3 years ago
Chp. 4 verses 2 - 7: Introduction, Hashem speaks harshly to Moshe since he questioned His actions, but then softens His tone. He tells Moshe that the Avos never questioned His actions and He never had to interact with them with the name Hashem of mercy. He tells Moshe that he has heard the groans of the B'nai Yisrael because of their harsh servitude and He has remembered His covenant. He expresses to Moshe four terms of redemption that would show the people that He was their G-d and that He would bring them out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

Va'eira 2

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3 years ago
Chp. 6 verses 8 - 24: Hashem tells Moshe the fifth term of redemption, " that I will bring you to the land." Moshe speaks to the people but they do not listen to him because of their harsh conditions. G-d tells him to go to Pharaoh, but Moshe says if the people don't listen to me how will Pharaoh especially with my speech defect? Hashem then tells Moshe and Aaron to speak to the people and to Pharaoh about the exodus. Portion continues with the lineage of the families of Ruevain, Shimon, and then Levi. However with Levi the Torah elucidates on their lineage, with the intent of introducing us to their families, especially Aaron his sons.

Va'eira 3

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5 years ago
Chp. 6 verses 25 - 30 Chp. 7 verses 1 -7: The Torah introduces us to Elazar and his son Phinchas. It continues with Moshe and Aaron who would be the ones to speak to Pharaoh to take the Jews out of Egypt. Hashem tells Moshe to speak to Pharaoh and he answers that he has a speech defect, "so how will Pharaoh listen to me?" Chp. 7, Hashem tells Moshe that he will be a god to Pharaoh and Aaron will be his prophet. Hashem says that Aaron will tell Pharaoh all that I tell you. He then tells him that Pharaoh will not listen and that He would multiply His signs and wonders in Egypt. The end would be that He would take the children of Israel out of Egypt. They did all that G-d commanded them. Moshe was 80 and Aaron 83 years old when they spoke to Pharaoh.

Va'eira 4

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2 years ago
Chp. 7 verses 8 - 22: Hashem tells Moshe that when Pharaoh asks you to do something that amazes you, tell Aaron to throw his staff in front of Pharaoh and turn it into a snake. They did what Hashem told them but Pharaoh had his magicians do the same. Then Aaron had his staff swallow all their staffs. Hashem tells Moshe to go to the Nile in the morning and warn him that G-d would turn all the water into blood and that all the fish in the Nile would die and cause Egypt to stink. Moshe told Aaron to turn all the waters into blood and he did. However, the magicians of Egypt were able to do the same with their magic and Pharaoh's heart was hardened and he didn't listen to them just as G-d had told them.

Va'eira 5

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2 years ago
Chp.7 verses 23 - 29 Chp. 8 verses 1 - 14: Pharaoh is not impressed with the plague of blood, even though it lasts seven days. Hashem tells Moshe to tell Pharaoh that he will bring a plague of frogs on Egypt and they will be everywhere. Chp. 8, G-d tells Moshe to say to Aaron to bring the plague of frogs on Egypt and he does so. The Egyptian magicians are also able to do so. Pharaoh calls Moshe and Aaron and tells them to pray to G-d to remove the frogs from himself and his people. Moshe asks him when he wants them removed he says tomorrow and Moshe says as you wish. The next day all the frogs die except those that were in the Nile they remained forever. They piled the dead frogs in heaps and the land stunk. With the end of the plague of frogs Pharaoh hardened his heart and did not listen to them. Then without warning G-d told Moshe to tell Aaron to hit the earth and it would turn to lice, and so it was. However the magicians were not able to replicate the lice since sorcery does not have power on anything s

Va'eira 6

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2 years ago
Chp. 8 verse 15 - 28 Chp. 9 verses 1 - 12: The magicians of Egypt admit that the lice are the finger of Hashem. Pharaoh stills hardens his heart. Then Moshe warns him about the fourth plague, wild animals. This makes Pharaoh concede to letting the Jews bring sacrifices to Hashem but only in Egypt. Moshe insists on a three day trip into the wilderness. Pharaoh finally agrees and Moshe prays the animals are removed, but Pharaoh hardens his heart once again. Chp. 9, Moshe warns Pharaoh and his people about the fifth plague, pestilence, that would effect all their animals. Once again Pharaoh refuses to let the people go. Then Hashem tells Moshe that he should bring the sixth plague of boils on Egypt in front of Pharaoh but without any warning. The magicians are unable to even appear before Pharaoh because of their affliction. Hashem hardens Pharaoh's heart and he still does not free the people.

Va'eira 7

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2 years ago
Chp. 9 verses 13 -35: Hashem tells Moshe to go to Pharaoh early in the morning and warn him about the plague of hail, which would be as severe as all the plagues. Moshe makes a mark on the wall and says at this time tomorrow the hail, thunder, and rain would come. He warned Pharaoh and his people to take all their animals and servants into their houses. Anything left in the field would die. It also would destroy the flax and the barley. When the hail comes Pharaoh calls for Moshe and Aaron and admits that G-d is righteous and that he and his people are evil. He agrees to let the people go if Moshe would pray to Hashem to remove the hail and the thunder. Moshe goes outside the city to pray to Hashem and He removes the Hail, thunder, and the rain. But Pharaoh's heart was hardened and he refused to send out the children and Israel.

Parashas Va'eira (2004 - 2007)


Va'eira 1b

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5 years ago
Chp. 6 verses 13 - 30: Lists the genealogy of Ruevain, Shimon, and then Levi in depth, inorder to introduce us to Moshe, Aaron, and his family. To tell us that it would be the two of them who would speak to Pharaoh about taking the Jewish people out of Egypt.

Va'eira 2a

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5 years ago
Chp. 7 verses 1 - 23; Hashem tells Moshe that Aaron would be his interpreter. Also that He would harden Pharaoh's heart and he would not listen to them, so that Egypt would know that it was G-d who would take the Jews out of Egypt. Aaron performs wonders before Pharaoh, but his magicians duplicate his acts. Moshe then warns Pharaoh and brings the first plague of blood. The magicians duplicate the feat, Pharaoh refuses to let the Jews go sacrifice to their G-d.

Va'eira 2b

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5 years ago
Chp. 7 verse 24 - Chp. 8 verse 28: Moshe warns Pharaoh about the plague of frogs. Chp. 8, Aaron brings the frogs on Egypt, which the magicians duplicate. Moshe removes the frogs, but Pharaoh still refuses to release the Jews. Then Moshe tells Aaron to bring the plague of lice, the magicians are not able to duplicate the plague but Pharaoh still refuses to release the Jews. Moshe then brings the fourth plague of wild animals. Pharaoh says that he will allow the Jews to go sacrifice to their G-d but after the plague ends he reneges.

Va'eira 3a

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5 years ago
Chp. 9 verses 1 - 35: Moshe warns Pharaoh and then brings on the fifth plague of pestilence. Again Pharaoh agrees to release the Jews but reneges. Without warning Moshe brings on the sixth plague of boils. Again Pharaoh gives in only to renege. Moshe then warns Pharaoh and brings the seventh plague of Hail. Pharaoh assures Moshe that he will release the people so Moshe goes outside the city to pray to Hashem that the plague should end. When it does, Pharaoh reneges again.

Va'eira 1a

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5 years ago
Chp. 6 verses 2 - 13: Introduction, Hashem tells Moshe to tell the people that He is ready to redeem them from Egypt. Moshe tells the people but they don't listen. Then Hashem tells him to tell Pharaoh, but Moshe says that Pharaoh won't listen either since he has a speech impediment. Hashem commands Moshe and Aaron to tell the B'nai Yisrael and Pharaoh that they will take the people out of Egypt.


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