The Plagues are Here

Parshat Va-eira Exodus 6:2-9:35    The plagues descend upon Egypt in this week’s Torah portion Va-eira.  Six of the ten plagues are described. Moses with the help of his brother and spokesman, Aaron confront Pharaoh at the behest of God. Each time Moses makes the request of Pharaoh to let the Israelites go free, Pharaoh…Read more »

Human Traffic

Tonight Jews will sit down to the Seder meal.  The service at the table will try to bring about order out of the chaos of slavery.  The story of the Exodus is nothing short of a creation story. It is the creation of the Jewish people. The word Seder means order.  And while there is…Read more »