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An Historical Archetype

After warning Pharaoh that a plague of locusts will engulf Egypt if he does not let the children of Israel go, Moses turns and leaves. As soon as Moses departs, Pharaoh’s servants address him: “How long will this be a trap for us? Send out the men that they may serve God, their God. Do […]

The Darkness of Depression

The ninth of the ten plagues was the plague of darkness: “And God said to Moses: stretch forth your hand towards the heavens and there will be darkness upon the land of Egypt and the darkness will be tangible” (Exodus 10:21). Rashi explains that the darkness was not just the darkness of night; it was […]