Parashat Bo (בא) — Pharaoh’s Egypt

January 3, 2014
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Parashat Bo (בא) — Pharaoh’s Egypt

Last week’s Online Parashah Class: Parashat Bo

2014/5774 (Triennial I) — Pharaoh’s Egypt: By the People, For the People?

By most accounts, the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt were God-like figures who had God-like powers over their subjects. Yet, in our Parashah which describes the last moments before the Israelites are freed from Egypt, it seems that the people have a little more power than you’d expect under Pharaoh’s rule. Is this example of populous pressure a hint of the move towards more popular centered rule, like democracy? 

Classes from other years… 

(2013/5773) Triennial III — Leaving in Haste: On the Israelites Being Freed From Egypt 


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