January 21, 2019

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Vaeira With Rabbi Jenny Solomon

 

Our guest is Rabbi Dr. Jenny Solomon from Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh, NC. Rabbi Solomon received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and completed a doctorate in counseling from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Solomon spent extensive time studying in Israel and was awarded a Wexner Fellowship. She currently chairs the Wexner Alumni Coordinating Committee and remains active in the larger Wexner community. Rabbi Solomon is also active in the Institute for Jewish Spirituality community (known as Hevraya). As an alumna of their clergy cohort program and a participant in their Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program, Rabbi Solomon considers contemplative practices to be at the center of her rabbinate.

In parshat Vaeira, Moses and Aaron repeatedly come before Pharaoh to demand “Let My people go”. Pharaoh repeatedly refuses And God then sends a series of plagues upon the Egyptians.The waters of the Nile turn to blood; frogs overrun the land; lice infest people and beasts. wild animals invade the cities; a pestilence kills domestic animals; boils afflict the Egyptians. Fire and ice descend from the skies as a devastating hail.

 

 

Previous Torah Talks on Vaeira

Rabbi Daniel Brenner

Rabbi Edwin Goldberg

Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

Rabbi William Cutter

Rabbi Craig Marantz