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What was the main purpose of the Exodus?

The reason we are more obligated in the Torah is that Hashem took us out of servitude to the Egyptians. See Ibn Ezra to Exodus 20:1.
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What was the main purpose of the Exodus?

Another explanation on the purpose of Galus Mitzrayim, can be found in the Haggadah Shel Pesach Yad Mitzrayim, written by Rabbi Yitzchak Chaver. In his introduction, called "Poteach Yad", he ...
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How did the Jews in Egypt have children if they couldn't go to the mikveh after giving birth?

For each midrashic author, you need to explore his world and see the underlying assumptions. When the author of Shemot Rabba wrote: מִפְּנֵי מָה הֵבִיא הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עֲלֵיהֶן דָּם, מִדָּה ...
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How did the Jews in Egypt have children if they couldn't go to the mikveh after giving birth?

Amazing question. The simple answer is that before Mattan Torah and particularly in Chutz Laaretz, Klal Yisroel kept the Torah as a Rishus and not a Chiyuv. The Ramban says this explicitly regarding ...
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What was the main purpose of the Exodus?

There are a couple of pesukim in tehilim 105:43-45 (מג) וַיּוֹצִ֣א עַמּ֣וֹ בְשָׂשׂ֑וֹן בְּ֝רִנָּ֗ה אֶת־בְּחִירָֽיו׃ (מד) וַיִּתֵּ֣ן לָ֭הֶם אַרְצ֣וֹת גּוֹיִ֑ם וַעֲמַ֖ל לְאֻמִּ֣ים יִירָֽשׁוּ׃ (מה) ...
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What happened to the Erev Rav (Mixed Multitude)?

The erev rav are the secular Jews who hate the Torah like in Israel where they are trying to force the yeshiva students to join the army. Check the sefer 'Koivetz Mamorim' which is a collection of ...
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B'nei Yisroel: if sunken to the 50th level of tumah, beyond redemption

A question should be asked why did Hashem redeem the Jewish people through a messenger, Moshe, rather than doing it Himself, as that would be the full answer to this. A few points raised in the ...
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