Exodus 10:1-13:16

The name of this parshah means “Go”, or “Come”. This is the fourth time God tells Moses to “go/come” to Pharaoh and announce the release of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. In this episode, we will investigate the two primary Hebrew words for “congregation” and learn their subtle differences. We will also analyze the strange Hebrew idiom “between the evenings”, which is usually translated as “twilight”. And did you know that the blood placed on the doorposts and lintels of the homes at Passover creates a Hebrew letter? But which Hebrew letter?! Finally, we calculate the length of time that Israel actually spent in Egypt. Was it 430 years? Or 400 years? Or only 270 years?

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