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'When Pharaoh had let the people go” – or did he?

There seems to be a mixed message coming from Pharaoh and the Egyptians about letting the Israelites go.

'When Pharaoh had let the people go” – or did he?

'Come to Pharaoh for I have hardened his heart'

The Beit Halevi, the Yismach Moshe, the Dubner Maggid and Rav Moishe Mendel of Vilan grapple with the reason G-d hardened Pharaoh's heart.

'Come to Pharaoh for I have hardened his heart'

Pharaoh at the point of no return

Sometimes the present is predetermined by things done in the past.

Pharaoh at the point of no return

The Levi Factor: Triumph over Pharaoh

Did Moshe know Pharaoh from his childhood?

The Levi Factor: Triumph over Pharaoh

Free will and freedom

Enslaving others, Pharaoh himself became enslaved. He became a prisoner of the values he himself had espoused.

Free will and freedom

Moshe Rabbeinu was only human, just like you and me

This statement is not meant to lower our esteem for Moses, but to raise hopes for ourselves.

 Moshe Rabbeinu was only human, just like you and me

Can we handle big change?

In the Torah portion of Vaeira - Moses notifies Pharaoh that the Jewish people need to leave Egypt for 3 days to serve God.

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Do we double down like Pharaoh when we are wrong?

The Steipler Gaon teaches that our denial does not result from ignorance, but is the result of a lack of will. Not so Pharaoh.

Do we double down like Pharaoh when we are wrong?

Getting to know you...

What is the antidote to polarization? Pharaoh and Joseph are a case in point.

Getting to know you...

Shemot: Just ask

It took the lack of change after Pharaoh's death to dash Jewish hopes and cause them to ask for freedom.

Shemot: Just ask

Avraham and Sarah think ahead

Even though one can pray to Hashem for a miracle, it is not proper to do so, as that will detract from one's merits later on in life.

Avraham and Sarah think ahead

Pharaoh, please forgive us

Why do I make such a ridiculous statement? Well, consider the following, and then tell me just how ridiculous it is (or is not…).

Pharaoh, please forgive us

Finale: No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

How the Midrash explains the bondage of the Israelites to Pharaoh as an idea spawned by Balaam, with Jethro against and Job silent.

Finale: No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

Between the lines of the Midrasjh saying that Jethro, Job and Balaam were called to Pharaoh to advise him on the growing Israelite problem.

No Balaam no bondage no Pesach

A little humility is a wonderful thing

What does God have against Pharaoh?

A little humility is a wonderful thing

Breaking down a false self-image

To initiate the recognition of God, one must begin developing a more realistic view of the self. Pharaoh had to rethink his self-image.

Breaking down a false self-image

G-d is in control

It was at this time of year that Pharaoh declared that G-d is in control. And with COVID, we are coming to terms with something similar.

G-d is in control

Overcoming setbacks

There are heights you cannot climb without first having fallen. Moses shows us the need to try and try again.

Overcoming setbacks

Hardened Hearts

It is very disturbing that people are so emotionally attached to their opinions that they cannot rethink them. Opinion

Hardened Hearts

Moses left Pharaoh's palace - and grew into greatness

Rav Ahron  Kotler says:’He ‘felt’ their suffering, as if it was his own."

Moses left Pharaoh's palace - and grew into greatness

'Hamas is your Pharaoh'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Yoav Mordechai compares Hamas to Pharaoh, says they don't care about Gazans.

'Hamas is your Pharaoh'

Ayoub Kara: Obama is like Pharaoh

Communications Minister blasts new book about Trump as 'fake news.' 'We went through an 8-year period with the US reminiscent of Pharaoh.'

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Ancient Egytian Coffin Unearthed in Jezreel Valley

3,300 year old coffin of wealthy Canaanite working for Egypt, buried with gold scarab seal of Pharaoh Seti I, father of pharaoh from Exodus.

Ancient Egytian Coffin Unearthed in Jezreel Valley