Author Archives: Yaakov Medan

Rav Yaakov Medan is a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Har Etzion.

I Shall Harden Pharaoh’s Heart

by Rav Yaakov Medan Hardening The Heart I shall harden Pharaoh’s heart, that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt. Pharaoh will not listen to you, and I shall lay My hand on Egypt, and I shall bring out My hosts, My nation – the children of Israel – from the land of Egypt, ...

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Names and Numbers

Our parasha contains the list of the seventy members of Yaakov’s house who came to Egypt. The list is rife with difficulties. I) Chetzron and Chamul These two sons of Peretz son of Yehuda are mentioned among those who descended to Egypt during the years of famine. The commentaries have already raised the difficulties concerning the closeness of events in ...

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