Tagged with Moses

The Egyptian Sanctuary of the Exodus

The Egyptian Sanctuary of the Exodus

As part of the ritual of the paschal offering in Egypt, Moses instructed the people (Exodus 12:22-23): And you shall take a bundle of hyssop and immerse [it] in the blood that is in the basin, and you shall apply to the lintel and to the two doorposts the blood that is in the basin, and you … Continue reading

משה רבנו כדמותו ההפכית של יוסף הצדיק

לקובץ להדפסה לחץ כאן     מהי המשמעות של הניגוד המרומז ומפורט של התורה על חיי משה ויוסף? הנביאים הרבו להשתמש באישיויות מנוגדות כדי להוציא לקחים, כמו שכל המלכים נשפטים בהשוואה עם דוד המלך, הדגם של מלך טוב, או עם ירבעם בן נבט, המחטיא העיקרי. הניגוד כאן עולה כי מטרתו של משה היתה להפוך את … Continue reading

Moses as the Opposite of Joseph, Part 2

(Part 1 here.) What is the significance of the Torah’s implicit and detailed contrast of the lives of Moses and Joseph? The Bible often uses contrasting personalities in order to bring out lessons, most clearly by contrasting all of the kings mentioned in the book of Kings with the model of David, who is the star … Continue reading

Moses as the Opposite of Joseph, Part 1

See this post by Slifkin. I would add: * Genesis closes with Joseph foretelling the redemption; Exodus opens with Moses heralding the redemption. * Joseph, identified as a Hebrew, is known throughout as Joseph, the name given to him by his Hebrew mother, and despite the fact that the Egyptians gave him a new name; … Continue reading