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You can take the slave out of slavery, but G-d can take the slavery out of the slave. Look into your life and discover the Parsha within.

The Personal Parshah: Va'eira

The Personal Parshah: Va'eira

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The Personal Parshah: Va'eira

You can take the slave out of slavery, but G-d can take the slavery out of the slave. Look into your life and discover the Parsha within.
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Disagree with rabbi New york January 10, 2018

I think the Rabbi made a big mistake! Even if Moses went from Prince of Egypt to shepherd he was no loser. He had a family, children, and a job. I'd say he was pretty successful. Reply

Joseph Solomon Orlando, FL. January 10, 2016

"N-word made me cringe a little bit, but the truth prevailed none-the-less" In every generation almost from the start of human history the Torah speaks of the masses constantly being subjected to an Egyptian type of experience; enslavement to man, the elements, and the ignorance of darkness, as if we are all meant to go through the crucible as Klal Yisrael did or do. Yisrael the first to famously document it, the first to get holistic liberation, the first to be openly endorsed by The Cre-tor through the accuracy of the Prophets and obvious mazel. Reportedly, the first to accept the mission of bringing enlightenment to the world by and through its experiences, both good and bad, its connection to G-d and the knowledge that only G-d saves and wants the world to know that true freedom can only be found in a sincere relationship and benevolent connection to H-m. Today in America the Blacks are experiencing an all-encompassing Egypt, one of which have removed the manacles of chattel slavery but maintains a tight psychological nuance around the necks of a people who suffers from almost 430 years of hate, injustice, and political and economic subjugation which left the nation within a nation powerless, morally deprived, uneducated, and impoverished. Reply

Sarah Leah Lawent Jerusalem December 27, 2013

slave - 'eved' But we want to be and "eved" to Hashem...we want to know in our kishkes (gut) that we have no 'independence'. However, when you are speaking about being a slave in the shiur, I don't see how you can extend the analogy. Reply

Anonymous Pocatello January 11, 2013

A real lesson for our day Rabbi's words about slavery resonate--they apply equally to today's political climate in the USA. Something very important for us to think about! Reply

rena tzfat January 19, 2012

what about the midrashim? don't forget about the accounts of him serving as king in Ethiopia before he came to be Yitro's shepherd.

ty for your lovely class Reply

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