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I (God) Appeared [to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob]

God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the Eternal." - Exodus 6:2

  • Despite God's message that they will be redeemed from slavery, the Israelites' spirits remain crushed. God instructs Moses and Aaron to deliver the Israelites from the land of Egypt. (6:2-13)
  • The genealogy of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and their descendants is recorded. (6:14-25)
  • Moses and Aaron perform a miracle with a snake and relate to Pharaoh God's message to let the Israelites leave Egypt. (7:8-13)
  • The first seven plagues occur. God hardens Pharaoh's heart, and Pharaoh rescinds each offer to let the Israelites go. (7:14-9:35)

When do we read Va-eira?

2021 Jan 16
/3 Shevat, 5781
2022 Jan 1
/28 Tevet, 5782
2023 Jan 21
/28 Tevet, 5783


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    God enlists Moses and Aaron to tell the people they will be freed, and they show God’s power to the Egyptians. The first seven plagues occur, and each time Pharaoh says he will not let the Israelites go. Listen to the rap to hear the first 7 plagues!  

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