What we discussed: Va’eira

Posted on January 16, 2024

Shalom TBAY!

Wondering what we discussed this past Shabbat? Here is a link to Friday Night’s D’Var Torah: The Inspiration of the Freedom Seder. In the D’Var Torah, I spoke about Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the author of the Freedom Seder and a prominent Jewish Social Justice advocate. To learn more about him, you can visit these sites:

On Saturday, we discussed the Hebrews’ refusal to listen to Moses when he told them God would deliver them. Was it because their lives were made harder the first time Moses intervened? Was it because they were impatient? Was it that they didn’t really even know what was available to them and couldn’t fathom what Moses was really saying? What do you think? Here is a link to the Source Sheet.

Shavua Tov!

— Rabbi Rubin : )