Parsha Bo – Long-Term Consequences

Parshas Bo sees the culmination of the ten plagues which devestated Mitzrayim.  However, Chazal tell us that during the Plague of Darkness, the Jewish people suffered terrible losses; Rashi cites the opinion that four fifths died and only one fifth remained[1].   The Mechilta that Rashi quotes actually brings two

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Parsha Q’s And A’s

Rabbi Yehoshua Eliyohu Berman 1)  Where do we see an indication that it is worthwhile to relay important moral concepts, values, etc. to children even at an age when they are hearing the words without really understanding them? In 10:2 it says, “And in order that you should

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Parshas Bo Light Unto the Nations

Light Unto the Nations “The Israelites [also] did as Moses had said. They requested silver and gold articles and clothing from the Egyptians. God made the Egyptians respect the people, and they granted their request. [The Israelites] thus drained Egypt of its wealth.” (Exodus 12:35-36) Prior to the

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Parshas Bo

Last week we started the 10 plagues. The first group of three was blood, frogs and lice. The next three are wild animals, pestilence (a plague affecting their domestic animals), and boils.The Torah says in the first five plagues that Pharaoh hardened his heart against the pressure

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