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Parshat * Shemot * For Children 

 Speaking Out, Even When it's Hard

Moses and Aaron Speak to the People (watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot)

For the first time, 
we read God's name.
This is the true meaning of God

Our parasha begins with the words: “These are

 the names of the sons of Israel who came to
Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household.
” With those words begin the story of Israel’s sojourn
 in Egypt, the good life there, the subsequent
enslavement, and then redemption.

Jethro and Moses (watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot)

Yocheved and Miriam defy Pharaoh and
 put themselves at great risk by saving
 the lives of Israelite baby boys,
 including their own son/brother,

Pharaoh Notes the Importance of 
the Jewish People (watercolor circa
 1896–1902 by James Tissot

The Israelites are slaves to Pharaoh and God 
instructs Moses to liberate his people.
 Moses and Aaron approach Pharaoh, 
who refuses their request.

Now a new Pharaoh rose up over Egypt 

who knew nothing of Joseph. 
This Pharaoh was worried that the 
Israelite nation was too mighty. 
First he levied a tax on them, then he 
decided to make them slaves.


Israel in Egypt (1867 painting by Edward Poynter

The Israelites are slaves
 to Pharaoh and God 
instructs Moses to liberate
 his people. Moses and Aaron
 approach Pharaoh,who
 refuses their request.
Now a new Pharaoh rose up
 over Egypt who knew nothing
 of Joseph. 
This Pharaoh was worried that the 
Israelite nation was too mighty. 
First he levied a tax on them, then he 
decided to make them slaves.


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(watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot)




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