AND EGYPT WILL KNOW

January 13th, 2021

In Parshat Va’era, God promises Moses that once He is done with His miracles and wonders, Egypt will “know that I am God.” Rabbi Dunner shares a Degel Machaneh Ephraim quoting the Baal Shem Tov, questioning the need for miracles and wonders just to prove to Egypt that He is God.

Degel Machaneh Ephraim proposes an answer, but the Nesivos Sholom is dissatisfied and proposes his own solution, in which he suggests that the whole idea of Egypt “knowing” is actually the fundamental purpose of creation. A deep and fascinating topic, beautifully unpacked and explained by Rabbi Dunner in the simplest of terms.

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