Parasha Vaera 2012

The Torah tells us that when Moses protested that he could not go before Pharaoh because he could not speak, G-d answers: 

 "…….See, I place you in the role of God to Pharaoh, with your brother Aaron as your prophet.'” (Exodus 7:1)
What an astonishing statement!  What could it mean? A quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson suggests one answer —
"A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself, but when he gives voice to the rules of love and justice, he is godlike.”

Rabbi Marc D. Rudolph
Congregation Beth Shalom
Naperville, Illinois