Parshat Va'eira (I Appeared)

The Torah portion is Va'eira, Exodus 6:2-9:35. In synagogues using the Triennial system, 5783 is year 1 and the Torah reading is Exodus 6:2-7:7.

G-d formally introduces his Four Letter Name, promises to free the Children of Israel and bring them to the land promised to their ancestors. The Israelites would not listen because of their crushed spirits, but Moses went to Pharaoh. After some genealogy, the signs and wonders in Egypt begin: Moses's rod turns into serpant; Plagues of Blood, Frogs, Lice, Wild Animals, Cattle Pestilence, Boils, Hail ... more to come ...

The haftarah is Ezekiel 28:25-29:21. Tells of Ezekiel's prophecy against the Pharaoh in Egypt, just as Moses spoke to the Pharaoh in the Torah portion.