Va’era (And I Appeared) Exodus (Sh’mot) 6:2-9:35

Torah PortionVa’era (And I Appeared) Exodus (Sh’mot) 6:2-9:35

Haftorah Reading: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21

Tonight, we read of G-d sending Moshe and Aaron on their mission to bring the people out of Egypt and take them to the Land of Promise. To begin, I want to just mention verse 6:9. I have probably mentioned this every year but I consider it important for us to remember. In this verse we read where the people did not listen to Moshe because of their anguished spirit. The word in Hebrew is better translated as shortness of spirit. The people, after 400 years of slavery, had been beaten down to the point of accepting their plight as slaves.