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Ten Plagues

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. . . and how human beings affect their environment
We’re almost finished the Haggadah, and here are two rabbis debating the plague count. Why? Because it makes a big difference. How deeply can human beings affect their environment?
The Rabbi and the Scientist
The scientist's view on how we can explain the ten plagues in Egypt according to the laws of nature and the Rabbi’s view on why we should not accept such theories.
Blood, Frogs, Bugs, Wild Animals, Pestilence, Boils, Hail, Locust, Darkness, The Passover Sacrifice, Death of the First-Born
In the Passover haggadah, after we enumerate the ten plagues, we read what appears to be a simple mnemonic to remember the plagues. Discover the profound meaning embedded in this hidden code.
Topics discussed: The last four plagues: Hail, Locusts, Darkness, and Plague of the Firstborn. D'Tzach, Adash, and B'Achab. "Rabbi Yosi the Galilean said... Rabbi Eliezer said...Rabbi Akiva said…" Introduction to the Dayeinu.
Is there any significance to the number of plagues? Why the need for all 10?
G-d has compassion on His children… including the Egyptians!
G-d has compassion on His children… including the Egyptians!
In the Haggadah, our Sages debate the precise number of plagues visited upon the Egyptians in Egypt and at the crossing of the Red Sea. The spiritual relevance of their respective views provides guidance and inspiration for our own personal exodus.
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