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In memory of Father, Yosef Ben Zelig.
March 25th 1911 - May 2nd 2008

In memory of Mother, Nechama Bas Tzvi Hirsh.
June 9th 1925 - April 16th 2003

In memory of Uncle, Moshe Binyamin Ben Tzvi Hirsh.
December 12 1929 - February 2nd 2010

In Loving Memory of Moreinu Horav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, Rosh HaYeshiva Ner Yisroel

Bo (Exodus 10-13)

Bo (Exodus 10-13)

10:13 And Moshe stretched his staff over the land of Egypt and G-D guided an eastern wind over through the land all of that day and all of the night. (When) it became morning, the eastern wind carried (in) the locust.

10:19 And G-D turned around a very powerful western wind and it carried the locusts and hurled them towards the Sea of Reeds. Not a single locust remained throughout the borders of Egypt.

Why was a powerful wind was needed to remove them?

Our sages say that locust was a delicacy in Egypt and many were caught and preserved for food. When the Torah says that not a single locust remained, it refers to those locusts, also. So that the Egyptians should not benefit from the plague, strong gusts were needed to tear through the Egyptian homes and pluck every pickled locust from every single storage area.

Some say that the bugs stuffed themselves so much that extra energy was needed to lift their extra body weight.

Then again, itís probably easy to get locusts to come to a party but itís hard to tear them away from one. Itís tough for living beings to make necessary changes, bugs and Pharaohs included.


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