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Frogs or crocodiles?

Regarding the plague of frogs, there are some commentaries that render the translation as crocodiles. Yet in the text it states the frogs actually entered the bodies of the Egyptians. Small frogs ...
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The Specific Reason for the Plague of Darkness?

I have found some specific reasons for each one of the plagues that GOD brought upon Egypt. Each Plague was a measure to measure punishments for the Egyptians: According to Midrash Tanchuma the first ...
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Do the sages speak on the possibility that the original tablets Moshe Rabbeinu broke may have had different laws on them than the second set?

We're taught that when Moshe descended from Mt. Sinai, he carried with him a first set of tablets which he shattered on the ground at the sight of the Israelites worshipping a golden calf idol. I have ...
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Did Abraham use a flint knife for circumcision and/or for the akedah?

I've seen it queried why Tzipporah and Joshua use/are commanded to use flint knives for the circumcisions they perform (Exodus 4:25, Joshua 5:3) when they had access to metal (bronze) knives in that ...
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Who taught Rabbi Yehudah that Nachshon Ben Aminadav “descended into the sea first” Sotah 37 a:3-6?

From what source did Rabbi Yehudah learn that Nachshon Ben Aminadav “descended into the sea first” Sotah 37 a:3-6 since no details exist in [Shemot 14:22] about specific sons of Yisrael crossing Yam ...
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Did Am Israel pray for the mann to fall in the desert?

The people of Israel in the desert: should pray for the mann to fall the next day? Because it was sure that the mann will fall the next morning. If yes: does anyone know what prayer they should say?
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How many years between the birth of Yosef and Moses?

According to the Torah, how many years between the birth of Yosef and the birth of Moses?
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need help finding online midrash sources about the story of exodus?

I need to find online midrash sources (in English ,and can be searched using key words ) that explain the whole or most of the story of Moses and the pharaoh... Thanx all.
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Is it true that in the Torah the Pharaoh of the exodus is called "Pharaoh" more frequently than "the king" alone?

Is it true that in the Torah, Talmud, midrash, the Pharaoh of the exodus is called "Pharaoh" more frequently than "the king" alone?
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Who was first to show that the first nine of the ten plagues could be grouped into three groups of three?

Who was first to show that the first nine of the ten plagues could be grouped into three groups of three? The First Plague: Water Turned to Blood דָּם (7:17-24; 7:17-24) Go to Pharoah – לֵ֣ךְ אֶל־...
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Question about the religious life of beni Israel in Egypt before the Exodus?

How was the religious life of beni Israel in Egypt before the Exodus? It is well known that the ancient Egyptian viewed their kings as gods, because the divine power of kingship was incarnated in them,...
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Why were Beni Israel, with their numerous number, in panic from the army of the Pharaoh during the Exodus?

In Exodus 14: 5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, “What have we done, letting Israel leave ...
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How did the Bnai Efraim manage to get out of Egypt

We know that it was impossible for a slave to leave Egypt אמרו: מתחלה לא היה עבד יכול לברוח ממצרים, שהיתה סוגרת ומסוגרת ועכשיו הוציא ששים ריבוא בני אדם ממצרים, here so how did the Bnai Efraim ...
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