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Why were the Bnei Yisrael exiled to Egypt?

You are asking why bad things happen to good people. The standard answer is that it's somehow part of God's plan, whether we understand it or not. OK, what are possible good reasons why we were ...
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Why were the Bnei Yisrael exiled to Egypt?

The Ramban links the start of the 400 years referred to in Avraham's nevu'ah foretelling of Galus Mitzrayim to Yitzchaq's birth and thereby to when Sarah started oppressing Hagar. Chazal say Hagar was ...
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Opinions on when to leave a country

This is a great but difficult question - difficult because it will vary so much by individual. It is well known that there are plenty of reasons to make alyah to Israel (this book is an excellent ...
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Source for Jews' dispersion in order to sanctify trait of country where they live

Rabbi Gedalia Shor brings from the sefas emes that each nation has a portion of torah that the jewish people took while in galus.
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Why were the Bnei Yisrael exiled to Egypt?

According to R. O. Seforno (Bereishis 46:3) it wasn't a punishment but rather a necessary evil in the formation of the Jewish nation He writes that had the Israelites stayed in Canaan they would have ...
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Egyptian slavery: State or Private?

In the beginning of Shemot it says that the Jews were afflicted with a heavy tax, which implies a relationships with the state. It could be that this was the slavery or it could be that if a Jew fell ...
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Opinions on when to leave a country

What's the problem? If you feel that where you live is dangerous for your welfare, provides few opportunities for improvement, or does not allow you to pay the bills, then go somewhere else. The ...
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Why were the Bnei Yisrael exiled to Egypt?

Rabbi Pinchas Fridman in his Shivlei Pinchas (5784, Parshas Shemos) quotes the Arizal (Sha'ar HaPesukim, Shemos) and says: He [the Arizal] explains in his unique, sacred way that when Adam HaRishon ...
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