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Words of the Parashah - Va'era

Hebrew Word of the Week

Based on Weekly Torah Portion

The Hebrew word of the week is ra'ah (רָאָה), meaning "to see," "to look at," "to consider," "to experience," "to understand," etc. The root of this verb occurs over 1200 times in the Tanakh, though it first occurs in Genesis 1:4: "And God saw (וַיַּרְא) that the light was good." A derivative of this verb occurs in the second verse of Parashat Va'era:

Exodus 6:2-3 (BHS)

God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the LORD.
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as El Shaddai,
but by my name YHVH I did not make myself known to them. (Exodus 6:2-3)

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The etymology (and therefore the root) of the word ra'ah is unknown. The verb appears over 1200 times in the Tanakh. Some related words include:

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