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What do BCE and CE stand for?

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? justastudent: What do "BCE" and "CE" mean? As you can tell, I am...

The Greatest Miracle of All

Miracles, miracles, and more miracles. That is the story of the Bible. Sticks transforming into serpents, water turning into blood, seas splitting, walls...

How many years did the Jews spend in Egypt?

210 years.When G-d and Abraham sealed the "Covenant Between the Parts," G-d told Abraham, "You shall surely know that your seed will be...

The Wildest Story Ever Told

Everybody's got a story to tell. But how many people purposely and happily tell a story that makes them look, well, sort of bad? The Jews do. Who else...

Why didn't Moses protest when G-d asked him to give the Torah to the Jews?

Rabbi Mendy Chitrik: Hi! How may I be of assistance? Brian: Hi Brian: I've read some of the conversations that you've had with people on the archives...

Why does the Torah omit such a large portion of Moses' biography?

Indeed several decades of Moses' life -- from when he left Egypt as a young adolescent until he returned at the age of eighty -- are curiously absent from...

Red Sea or "Sea of Reeds." Which is correct?

The sea which Moses parted is the sea which is known today as the Red Sea. The Hebrew name for this sea is "Yam Suf," which translates to...

Does Chassidism discuss the Egyptian bondage and Exodus?

It does. In short, Pharaoh represents the ego; Moses, the transcendent part within the soul. The struggle between Pharaoh and Moses is to train our ego to...

What kind of clothes did the Jews wear in Egypt?

Well, first of all, it’s important to note what the Midrash says on the subject: amongst the things that kept the Jews from losing...

Is there spiritual significance to the Jews making bricks in Egypt?

There are two basic materials used in building: stone and brick. The difference between them is that stones come ready-made, while bricks have to be...