Parashat Vaera

Who Really Hardened Pharaoh’s Heart?

Was God responsible for the Egyptian leader's intransigence?

Free Will

There is always a choice to be made.

Freedom Within Limits

Limits and guidelines in our own lives help us to accomplish tasks and fulfill our responsibilities.

Accepting Responsibility

Vaera: A resource for families.

The Shechinah: A Supernal Mother

A Kabbalistic interpretation of the suffering of the Jews in Egypt and their ultimate redemption.

The Corruption of Water

The first plague affected the entire water supply of Egypt.

Challah for Parashat Vaera

An outstretched arm.

How Aaron Helped Moses Overcome His Feelings of Inadequacy

Aaron bridged an existential gap that divided his brother from the Israelite slaves.

Haftarah for Vaera

A prophecy of destruction for Egypt.

Parashat Vaera Quiz

Questions and answers about the Torah portion.