Dvar Torah Parshas Bo: Divine Obstruction

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The concept of the Ten Plagues is a difficult one to understand, and I refer here to the theological issue that arises from what is clearly stated in the early verses of Exodus — God promises to harden Pharaoh’s heart, thereby bringing about a greater destruction upon Egypt (Exodus 7:3).

How can we reconcile this with our claim that the God of Moses is an omniscient, benevolent God who is merciful, slow to anger and abounding in kindness (34:6)?

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