Posts Tagged ‘ plagues ’

A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012
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Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket suggests that even if most Egyptians started out in favor of subjugating the Israelites, they probably wavered after the Ten Plagues started. After burning hail, wild beasts, and lice, he says, “even Pharaoh’s son was probably an abolitionist–a word here which means ‘in favor of ending…

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A Holiday from the Black Plague

December 21, 2011
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In The Decameron, a group of 10 young people–three women and seven men–leave the city of Florence,…

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Locusts for Lunch

April 13, 2011
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Are locusts a plague? Not always–in fact, sometimes, they’re lunch. Four species of locust are listed…

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