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The Malbim explains that Moses is wondering how could it be that Pharaoh, who was afraid before, suddenly strengthens his own heart right after the hail-and-fire plague that ended the last parsha. So G-d tells Moses "Come to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart" and that he did so for two reasons: "in order that I may place these signs of Mine in his ...


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Rabbi Zamir Kohen explains that "Bo" is used to indicated that HaShem is omnipresent. Were HaShem to use the word "Lekh", it would imply that HaShem is not in the location where He commanded Moshe to go.


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Kli Yokor (by Shemois 3.22) (my imperfect summary) asks the same question that in shemois 3.22 and 12.35 it says clothing but by 11.2 it does not and why put it on the children. He answers that since they took it after the plague of the first born (they did not need it before since they were not going yet) the Egyptians were happy to give it (they forced the ...


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Rav Hirsch groups the plagues as shown in the Hagadah as three groups. He groups them in three rows each with three columns and explains both the rows and the columns and explains in וארא 7:15 ...דצך remedy Egyptians from the erroneous ideas of גרות עבדות ועינוי by the revelation of Hashem's Power and Almightiness on water and land אדש by the ...


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"After they will leave with a great possession" To what was this referring? The Great Possession was really the Torah! But haShem asked Moshe to tell the B'nei Yisroel to request gold & silver vessels from the Egyptians to ensure that none of the less sophisticated members of the B'nei Yisroel would not underestimate the value of the Torah and ...



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