Dedicated by David and Eda Schottenstein in honor of Sholom Yosef Gavriel ben Maya Tifcha, Gavriel Nash.
This class, given to women at the Beis Midrash L'Nashim, explores the Haftorah of the portion of Vaeira, in Yechezkel chapters 28-29. G-d tells the prophet that He will reward Nevuchadnetzar, the Babylonian king, for defeating Tyre, by giving him all of Egypt. But why? The Babylonian king did it solely for his own ego? And what is the connection to Vaeira? And why do we read about Yechezkel's integrity vindicated? Why should you give gratitude to your parents for what they did for you, when we know they were doing it for themselves? And why do we owe anything to G-d for giving us life, when He created us for His own desire and pleasure? The class is based on a talk by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Shabbos Vaeira 5727-1967 (Likkutei Sichos vol. 21 Vaeira; Vol. 36 Vaeira).