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What role did the women play in the Exodus?

From the outset of the Jewish slavery in Egypt and through the exodus, we see that the women played a pivotal role and acted with much...

Why did G-d command the Jews to “borrow” from their Egyptian neighbors gold, silver and clothing?

First of all, the verse says that by asking their neighbors for all these costly items the Jewish people did “as Moses commanded them to...

Why was the Plague of the Firstborn precisely at the stroke of midnight?

The punishment must fit the crime. Each of the Ten Plagues corresponded to some method of torment that the Egyptians made the Jews suffer. Smiting the...

Did any Jews stay behind in Egypt?

Unfortunately, yes. Only one fifth of the Jewish people left Egypt. The other four fifths were satisfied with the corrupt Egyptian culture and did not...

Why were the Jews deserving of the miraculous Exodus?

One reason G-d redeemed the Jewish people was because He had made a promise to Abraham that though He would send his descendents into slavery, He would...

Did the Jews assimilate when they were in Egypt?

Though the Jewish people in Egypt did come under the influence of the Egyptian way of life, they did not assimilate. The Torah testifies about the amazing...

Why didn’t Pharaoh let the Jews leave after suffering the first few plagues?

Pharaoh had been bombarded with catastrophic natural disasters, pandemics, and he was being threatened with even worse. His government was on the verge of...

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

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:...

What were the Ten Plagues?

1. Blood: All water turned to blood, including both river water (and killed all the river fish) and water in a cup. An Egyptian could only obtain...

Emancipation of the Spirit

“[Pharaoh] harnessed his chariot, and took his people with him. He took six hundred select chariots and all the chariots of Egypt, with officers...