Passover- The Story of the Exodus in Tweets
from The Twitter Torah @rabbibjk
Ex 1-New king doesn’t remember Joseph. Threatened by Israelites. Decrees kill male kids. Midwives Shifra/Puah disobey his order. Heroic.
Ex 2-Moses’ mother hides him. Miriam helps. Adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. Moses grows, kills man beating Hebrew slave. Flees to Midian.
Ex 3-Moses notices burning bush. God tells him to free Israelites. God’s name revealed- “I will be what I will be.” Ehyeh asher ehyeh.
Ex 4-Moses says no. God insists-gives him signs+ take brother Aaron. Father-in-law- go. Wife Tzippora circumcises Moses. People believe.
Ex 5-Pharaoh refuses request to leave for ceremony. Makes life harder for slaves-bricks without straw. Israelites angry at Moses and Aaron.
Ex 6-God revealed as YHWH. God remembers covenant and promises deliverance. Moses still reluctant to go- claims not to speak well enough.
Ex 7- Moses/Aaron perform signs. Magicians do same. Pharaoh’s heart hardened. 1st plague- Nile turned to blood. Announce 2d plagues-frogs.
Ex 8- 3d-lice. Pharaoh still says no. 4th-insects. None in Goshen with Israelites. Pharaoh says go, then says no again when insects gone.
Ex 9-5th-cattle disease. Not Israelites. 6th-boils. Pharaoh’s heart hardened. 7th-hail. Pharaoh begs for relief. Hail stops, says no.
Ex 10-Advisors- let them go! 8th-locusts eat everything. Go/don’t go. 9th-darkness. God hardens Pharaoh’s heart; dismisses Moses last time.
Ex 11- Final plague coming-death of 1st born. Israelites to borrow gold and silver from Egyptians before exodus. Egyptians in awe of Moses.
Ex 12-Mark doorposts with lamb’s blood. Eat in haste. 7 days of Passover-no leavened bread. First born die. Pharaoh says, “Go.” Freedom.
Ex 13-Remember exodus. Sign on hand, frontlets between eyes. Firstborns dedicated to God. God leads-Pillar of cloud by day, fire at night.
Ex 14-Egyptians pursue, Israelites scared. Moses extends arm-waters of Red Sea part. Israelites escape. Pharaoh and his chariots drown.
Ex 15-Moses and Israelites sing of victory. Miriam leads women with timbrel in song/dance. People complain of bitter water. Moses/God fix.