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Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law, suggests a system for establishing courts to settle disputes and manage governance; G-d gives the Ten Commandments to the Children of Israel amidst fire, smoke, and the sound of the shofar. He takes Moses’ wife and two sons and brings them to Moses in the wilderness. After a passionate reunion, Moses shares with Yitro…

G-d tells Moses to set camp at the Sea of Reeds until pharaoh changes his mind about freeing the Jews and chases his former slaves. With the Egyptians on their tail, G-d splits the sea and Moses leads the Israelites through it. When the Egyptians enter, G-d closes the waters and the Egyptians drown. Miriam…

G-d said to Moses “Go again to Pharaoh for I have hardened his heart so I may display my signs to the people. It is these signs which will…

G-d sends plagues to Egypt. At the beginning the Nile is turned into blood and the Egyptians are left without drinking water, then…

It’s the darkest hour yet in the history of the fledgling nation. Slaves in a foreign land, subject to the cruelest of decrees. …

As the book of Genesis closes, the seventy souls of Jacob’s family become the twelve tribes of Israel. Cosmic secrets are almost…

Joseph finally reveals his identity; his brothers are remorseful, his father overjoyed, and all come to live in the fertile land of Goshen, Egypt.

Pharaoh has dreams nobody can interpret. In the first seven lean cows eat up seven fat cows and in the second seven healthy ears of corn…

Jacob favored Joseph above all his sons, and made him a coat of many colors. Joseph had dreams in which his brothers and parents bowed down…

the night before meeting with his brother Esau after an absence of twenty years, Jacob struggled with a divine being and wrested from him…