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Parashat Vaera is the 14th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.
Vaera (“I Appeared”) opens as God promises to redeem the enslaved Israelites and bring them to the Promised Land. When Pharaoh repeatedly refuses to let the Israelites go, God sends a series of plagues: water turning to blood, frogs, lice, wild animals, death of livestock, boils, and hail. 
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 · 23 p’sukim