God Sends Plagues to Egypt

Parshat Va’era

Exodus Chapters 6:2 to 9:35


When Pharoah refused to let the people go, G-d brought devastating plagues upon Egypt. First the Nile was turned to blood as was all the water in Egypt – except in Goshen where the Israelites lived.

Then frogs overran the land followed by lice and then swarms of wild animals.With each plague, Pharoah promised Moses that he would let the people go but his heart hardened after each plague and he refused to let them go.Then there was a terrible pestilence that devastated all the herds and flocks. Then the Egyptians and their beasts were afflicted with boils. Pharoah still refused to let the people go. G-d then sent fiery hail upon the fields and trees but Pharoah refused to let the Israelites go out of Egypt.


  1. Plagues
  2. Blood
  3. Frogs
  4. Lice
  5. Wild beasts
  6. Pestilence
  7. Boils
  8. Hail



Question: What food do we eat today that reminds us of the time we were slaves in Egypt?