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Why did G-d cause Moses to be raised in the royal palace?

by Mrs. Dinka Kumer


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While we can’t know exactly why G-d does what He does (anyone for irony?) here are two reasons why Moses was raised in Pharaoh’s palace:

1. Moses was raised amidst aristocracy and not amidst his downtrodden and enslaved brethren, helping make him into a bold and fearless leader. Moses was unafraid to protect the just even in the face of powerful, but evil, opposition. Even in his younger years, Moses displayed his undaunted courage by killing an Egyptian slave master who had murderous intent, and defended Midianite women from harassment. Moses’ royal upbringing bequeathed him with the leadership traits he would need to lead a nation of millions through a barrage of trials and triumphs.

2. Because Moses was not so commonly known among the Jewish people, he came to be even more respected by them. The fact that he did not grow up along side everyone else, set Moses apart from them, and made him all the more awe inspiring. Moses acquired a royal demeanor through his unique upbringing, a quality with which he could imbue his followers as he led them from being lowly slaves, to G-d’s royal servants.


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[Hebrew pronunciation: Moshe] Greatest prophet to ever live. Led the Jews out of Egyptian bondage amidst awesome miracles; brought down the Tablets from Mount Sinai; and transmitted to us word-for-word the Torah he heard from G-d's mouth. Died in the year 1272 BCE.
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