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January 30, 2020
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
When did the Egyptians kill their own fathers?
דַּבְּר֗וּ אֶֽל־כָּל־עֲדַ֤ת יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר בֶּעָשֹׂ֖ר לַחֹ֣דֶשׁ הַזֶּ֑ה וְיִקְח֣וּ לָהֶ֗ם אִ֛ישׁ שֶׂ֥ה לְבֵית־אָבֹ֖ת שֶׂ֥ה לַבָּֽיִת׃
Speak to the whole community of Israel and say that on the tenth of this month each of them shall take a lamb to a family, a lamb to a household.
When Moshe warned the Egyptians of the imminent “plague of the firstborn,” the firstborns came and demanded from their fathers, and those in charge, that the Jews be freed so that they not die.
Their request was denied, and in fact, Pharaoh ordered that the feet of all first born be cut off.
As a result, the firstborns went on a killing spree, killing their fathers and many others.
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