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The Fight for Freedom

In last week’s Torah Portion, the Israelites sat back and watched as God brought seven plagues upon the Egyptians. This week, in Parshat Bo, we read of the last three plagues. All of a sudden, the Israelites are told that they must help God in the last plague by smearing the blood of a lamb on the doorposts of their houses. This was so that God will know not to strike those houses with the plague of the first-born and would “pass over” those houses. But didn’t God know which homes were Jewish?

God decides it is now time for the Israelites to become a nation, and to do that they must take action and learn about right and wrong. So God says: you must participate in your release from slavery. You will become free – and with freedom comes responsibility.

All About Egypt

This is the last week the Israelites will spend in Egypt. Have you ever been to Egypt? Do you know where it is? Unscramble the words to discover what continent it is on and which countries border

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A Portion of Parshat Bo


In last week’s parsha, the Israelites sat back and watched as God brought seven plagues upon the Egyptians. This week, we read of the final three plagues. All of a sudden, the Israelites are told that they must help God in the last plague. How? They must smear the blood of a lamb on the doorposts of their houses. Why? So that God will know not to strike those houses with the plague of the killing of the firstborn. Instead, God will pass over those houses. But God is all-knowing. Doesn’t God know which houses are Jewish?

God has made a decision. It’s time for the Israelites to start taking some responsibility. Yes, they were slaves, but they did not have to take care of themselves. It is now time for them to become a nation. It is time for them to take action and learn about right and wrong — just like children. So God says: you must participate in your release from slavery. You will become free — and with freedom comes responsibility.

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