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Rabbi Stein's Sermon for 3rd Presbyterian Church Pulpit Exchange

TBK and Third Presbyterian Church Exchange
February 24, 2019/19 Adar 5779
Rabbi Peter W. Stein

The Prophetic Ideal in the World Today

 

Good morning, dear friends.  It is always a joy, and a great honor, to be together with you.  Thank you, Rev. Wilkinson, for your friendship and your gracious welcome.  As always, you are an important friend and thought partner in how we can engage in the most impactful ways in the broader community. 

We are at an interesting juncture in the Jewish year.  Some of you may know that the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar…as such, the year is several days shorter than the secular solar year. 

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Parashat

Parashat Vaera
January 25, 2020

In this Torah portion, God tells Moses and Aaron to go to Pharaoh to demand freedom for the Israelites. Pharaoh refuses, and God unleashes plagues on the Egyptians. Pharaoh promises to free the Israelites, but God hardens Pharaoh’s heart. The portion ends with the plague of hail stopping and Pharaoh changing his mind once again.

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