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Sufferings in Egypt:Hard Labor and Drowning of Sons

Image of embittered lives from Mss.450
Ms. 450

 

Image of drowning son from Mss. 445Ms. 445

 

The Egyptians embittered their lives with hard labor.

Drowning of infant son from Mss. 445
Ms. 445

 

Drowning of infant son from Mss. 445
Ms. 445

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

 

Salvation from Egypt:

Salvation from Egypt from Mss. 445
Ms. 445
God took us out from Egypt...

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

 

Illuminated words "and with signs"
Ms. 445
With signs...

Illuminated words "and with wonders"
Ms. 445
And with wonders...

 

The Ten Plagues and Rabbi Judah's Acronym

The Ten Plagues and Rabbi Judah's Acronym
Ms. 444.1
The Ten Plagues


Illuminated list of 10 plagues
Ms. 444.1

Plague illustration from Mss 444
Ms. 444

Plague illustration from Mss 444
Ms. 444

Blood
Frogs
Lice
Flies
Cattle Plague
Boils
Hail
Locust
Darkness
Slaying of the firstborn

Slaying of the first born
Ms.444

 

Rabbi Judah created an acronym to remember the Plagues
Ms. 445

Rabbi Judah created an acronym to remember the Plagues.

 

Dayenu!

Illuminated Dayenu
Ms. 444

How many gifts God has bestowed upon us.

Verse from Dayenu
Ms. 444.1

Image of Egyptians drowning in the Red Sea.
Ms. 445

"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

Miriam's song from Mss. 1
Ms.1
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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