5780 — VaEra: The Name El Shaddai

Posted by Michael Hattin on January 19, 2020
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), VaEra

After the failure of Moshe’s mission to Pharaoh to free the Israelite slaves, God indicates that He will intervene forcefully. While He had appeared to the patriarchs and matriarchs employing the name El Shaddai, He will now make his name Y-H-V-H known to Israel. The commentaries grapple with these different names of God and in this podcast Rabbi Michael Hattin considers the thought-provoking formulation of the Ramban (Nachmanides).

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About Michael Hattin

Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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