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crops. Pharaoh’s advisers came to the realization that this was all unnatural and outside their
experience and that something terrible was being visited upon them. Connecting all these calamities
with Moses’ constant warnings, they pleaded with Pharaoh to send the Israelites away. But Pharaoh’s
obstinacy turned his heart to stone. Was he not the god-king of Egypt, wasn’t Egypt the most powerful
country in the world and wasn’t he the most powerful man in the world. How dare this alien God
come and tell him what to do.
By now the people themselves, were beginning to realize that these were no ordinary
disasters. Something outside their understanding was working against them. They realized that it must 56 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
have something to do with the Children of Israel. Indeed Moses and Aaron kept telling them that until
the Israelites left Egypt, things would only go from bad to worse. The Egyptians begged Pharaoh to
send the peopl...
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