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Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

While the fourth plague is wreaking havoc on the Egyptians, Pharaoh tries to coax the Jewish people into bringing their offerings (cows) to G-d in Egypt rather than permitting them to leave for the...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 5th Aliyah

After Moshe negotiates with Pharaoh for the frog plague to end, he leaves Pharaoh and “cries out to G-d” (8:8). Why would Moshe cry out to G-d to end the plague, rather than just ask Him? This...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 4th Aliyah

The Torah describes the second plague leveled against Egypt as the “plague of frog” (singular), not frogs (8:2). The Midrash explains that it started with one frog, and when the Egyptians hit it,...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 3rd Aliyah

As Moshe and Aharon prepare to face Pharaoh and free their people from slavery, the Torah somewhat casually divulges that Moshe was eighty years old, and Aharon was eighty-three (7:7). Why does the...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 2nd Aliyah

The Torah interrupts the story of the Exodus to list the names of the heads of the tribes of Reuven and Shimon, as well as the names of the tribe of Levi (6:14–26), including finally naming Moshe’s...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 1st Aliyah

Parashas Va’eira begins with G-d introducing Himself to Moshe with the name Kel Shakkai1 (6:2–3) and telling him that the forefathers all knew Him as Kel Shakkai, but now He is yud-kei-vav-kei. What...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemos 7th Aliyah

Moshe requested that Pharaoh free the Jewish people exactly as G-d instructed. Pharaoh not only denies Moshe’s request but actually increases the workload for the people. Moshe asks G-d to explain...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemos 6th Aliyah

After Moshe receives instructions for confronting Pharaoh, he returns to his father-in-law Yisro and asks for permission to head back to Egypt, which is granted (4:18). Why did Moshe feel the need...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemos 5th Aliyah

G-d instructs Moshe on how to go about freeing the Jews from Egypt. The first directive is to approach the elders of Israel and remind them of the promise made to their forefathers Avraham,...

Dvar Torah for Vaeira 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemos 4th Aliyah

In Parashas Shemos, the Torah delineates the story of Moshe’s origins and how he became the leader that guided the Jews out of Egypt. At one point in his initial exchange with G-d, Moshe asks, “Who...