Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Torah Connection - Va-era

I have been procrastinating on blogging last week's reading.  It is so overdone.   Everybody knows the Plagues.  I'll be brief, and just give my favorite d'rash (interpretation) on it.

People always ask, why would G*d punish Pharaoh for not letting the Israelites leave Egypt, when He was the one who hardened Pharaoh's heart in the first place?

Good question.  Now go back and read the text.  It is not until the fifth plague that G*d stiffened Pharaoh's heart.  The first four times, Raamses did it himself.  The lesson:  If you are repeatedly cruel and heartless, you eventually lose the ability to fully repent.  Pharaoh did have free will, at first.  He gave it up.

Use it, or lose it.

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