Ten Plagues

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Is there any significance to the number of plagues? Why the need for all 10?
The ten plagues were not sent just to dismantle Egypt's infrastructure. They were powerful forces that provided the Jews with strategies for spiritual rehabilitation...
Destructive confidence, cold intimacy, unhealthy submission, wild ambition, sly compassion, brutal rejection, frozen love, perverted intelligence, a locked mind, and the death of identity—the Ten Sefirot, corrupted as the Ten Plagues, to be rectified as t...
Rabbi Eliezer says that each Plague actually consisted of four Plagues. Rabbi Akiva says not four, but five. Sitting at the Seder table, reciting from the wine-stained Haggadah, we hurry on towards the Matza, the bitter herbs and the meal. But what are th...
What lesson can we take from Pharaoh's promises to redeem the Jews and his subsequent reversals?
Sticks transforming into serpents, water turning into blood, hail pellets with a core of fire . . . Why doesn’t this stuff happen today?
Why didn’t Pharaoh release the Israelites?
How was Pharaoh punished for refusing to free the Israelites, if G‑d hardened his heart, making him immune to the plagues?
What was the purpose of the plagues?
“Why does he hate me so much?” I remember hearing my own grandfather say of someone. “I never did him any favors!”
G-d is concerned not only with lofty generalities, with the world as a whole or an entire species as a whole, but also with “lowly matters” and with the smallest details.
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