Weekly Torah Portion – Va'era

In this week’s torah portion of Va’era we have the first seven of the ten plagues against the Egyptians. In the context of Moses striking down the task-master that was beating a slave and the drowning of the Egyptians in the Sea.. the question remains how should we feel about the use of violence?

Welcome to the “Raising Holy Sparks” podcast! Hope you enjoy these short weekly insights into the torah portion! This week we dive deep into the Parshah of Va’era.

Sources mentioned in connection with this week’s torah portion:

  • Talmud, Megillah 10b and Sanhedrin 39b – “How dare you sing for joy when My creatures are dying?!” 

Thanks for listening and looking forward to being on this journey through the books of the Torah with you!


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