The Book of Exodus begins with severe climate change: A "new king" arose who did not acknowledge the debt of gratitude that Egypt had to Joseph, and with the passing of Joseph, his brothers, and that generation – the bondage and exile of Israel in Egypt began.

Pharaoh’s goal was to destroy the nation even before its creation, and to that end he embarked upon a campaign to destroy the family unit and prevent the birth of the Israelite children, through means that included the forced separation of man and wife, as well as elements of psychological warfare that have an eerily contemporary ring.

In this week’s Jerusalem Lights podcast, Jim Long gives us a fascinating virtual tour of the Land of Goshen against the background of modern Egypt, and we explore the past and present spiritual dimensions of Pharaoh’s Final Solution to the Jewish problem.