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Why was it said by the plague of Dever that it was very hard? All of them were

Although I haven't seen it in a while, I believe Rav Chaim Kanievsky's Derech Sicha quotes a Midrash explaining that the plague of dever accompanied every other plague, making it an especially ...
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Why were the Bechorim punished?

Hashem did not "miss the target". The bechorim were not being punished. They died, of course! But they were not the target of the makah, any more than Hashem was trying to punish the wheat ...
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Why were the Bechorim punished?

The killing of the firstborn was a plague issued from the highest spiritual level of Nukva, that is, from the source of chayut/vitality of malchut, our universe including its spiritual component. This ...
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Why were the Bechorim punished?

One must realise that the only reason the world isn't reverted to Tohu v'vohu is because of Torah learning (see Nefesh Hachaim 4:11). Basically what I am saying is that it is a misconception that we ...
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Why were the Bechorim punished?

There are several answers: Shemos Rabbah 15:27 - It writes in Shemos 4:22: וְאָמַרְתָּ֖ אֶל־פַּרְעֹ֑ה כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר ה' בְּנִ֥י בְכֹרִ֖י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says Hashem: ...
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Why were the Bechorim punished?

I just read this Chabad article and it says that the Egyptions regarded firstborns as gods, in the passuk it says: I will pass through the land of Egypt on this night, and I will smite every ...
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