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Unformatted text preview: Creator of the Universe that the children of Israel had to be sent away, so that they would
grow into a cohesive people and not disappear by assimilation.
Because of the famine in the land of Canaan, Jacob and his sons and their families
went down to Egypt, (Gen. Ch. 46), where at first they were treated with honour for the sake of
Joseph, Jacob’s son who had become the viceroy and the most powerful man in Egypt after
Pharaoh (Gen. Ch. 41 V 39-44). The account of Joseph being taken to Egypt, his trials and
tribulations and his rise to power, the going down to Egypt by Jacob with his children, the
enslavement of the Children of Israel, and the story of the Exodus, are told in the book of
Genesis from Chapter 37 to the end of the book, and in the first 17 chapters of the book of
The Exodus from Egypt, begins with the first commandment or “Mitzvah” to the
Jewish people as a people, and is the commandment to mark and celebrate the Rosh Chodesh
(The New Month marked by the appeara...
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