Monday, January 4, 2016


Exodus 6:2−9:35

Rabbi Steven Pik-Nathan for Jewish Reconstructionist Communities

Speaking vs. Listening

In this week's parashah, Vayera, the conversation between God and Moses continues. God gives Moses further instructions on how to bring about the people's redemption. However, Moses seems a bit reticent. He claims that Pharaoh and the people will not listen to him because he is of "uncircumcised lips." The implication being once again that he is unable to speak clearly and that his speech is not complete or whole. In short, he is not up to the task.

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