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Sufferings in Egypt:Hard Labor and Drowning of Sons


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The Egyptians embittered their lives with hard labor.


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Every son that is born shall be thrown into the Nile.

 

Salvation from Egypt:


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God took us out from Egypt...

"With a strong hand...with signs and wonders"

 


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With signs...


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And with wonders...

 

The Ten Plagues and Rabbi Judah's Acronym


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The Ten Plagues


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BloodFrogsLiceFliesCattle Plague BoilsHailLocustDarknessSlaying of the firstborn


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Rabbi Judah created an acronym to remember the Plagues.

 

Dayenu!


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How many gifts God has bestowed upon us.


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"If God had led us through [the sea] on dry land
And not sunk our enemies within it...Dayenu!"

 

Miriam Led the Women in Rejoicing


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Illuminated Pentateuch, 11th century.

And Miriam the prophet, sister of Aaron, took a drum in hand; she led all the woman in music and in dancing. Miriam responded with the refrain:

Sing to the Lord

Horse and rider

For He is mighty

He cast into the sea.
(Ex.15:16f)

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