Soon after Pharaoh made this declaration, a boy was born to the tribe of Levi. His parents hid him for 3 months. Then his mother put him in a basket and let him float in The Nile River. Pharaoh's daughter sent her slave to get the basket and when she opened it she saw that it was a boy crying. The boy's sister who was watching asked Pharaoh's daughter if she should get a Jewish nurse to suckle the boy for her. She said yes and gave the boy to his sister to nurse it and said she would pay wages for it. When the boy grew up his sister gave him to Pharaoh's daughter, who named him Moses. When Moses grew up, he witnessed The Jews' labors. He saw an Egyptian beating a Jew. Moses killed the Egyptian. Pharaoh sought to kill Moses for this so he ran away to Midian, which is located in The Sinai Peninsula. There he married Zipporah, the daughter of a Midianite priest. A while after this, Pharaoh died and there was a new Pharaoh. The Jews were groaning under the bondage and cried out. Their cry for help from the bondage rose up to God. God heard their cry for help and remembered the covenant he made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
They remained slaves until Moses led them out of Egypt after the Egyptians received The Ten Plagues. The plagues were because Pharaoh would not let them out of Egypt. On the first Passover, The Jews offered the first Korban Pesach in Egypt and then left Egypt. The Egyptians pursued them for a week until God parted The Sea of Reeds so The Jew could cross it. The Sea of Reeds was an ancient Suez arm of The Red Sea, which later on became dry land and today is The Suez Canal. The Egyptian soldiers who were chasing them then drowned when the sea closed. They then traveled for 6 more weeks until they reached Mount Sinai where they received The Torah. 40 days later, on 17 Tammuz, Moses came down with The First Tablets and saw that the people made an idol of a golden calf and Moses got mad and broke The Tablets. He went back up to Mount Sinai for another 40 days. He went back up for a third period of 40 days starting Rosh Chodesh Elul. He came down on Yom Kippur with The Second Tablets. After Moses came down, work began on building The Tabernacle and Moses's brother Aaron became the first Kohen Gadol (High Priest) and all Kohanim are descended from him. After they left Mount Sinai, they traveled towards The Land of Israel. Moses sent 12 spies to scout The Land. Ten of the spies brought back a slanderous report against The Land. Only Joshua and Calev didn't slander The Land. The others said the land wasn't conquerable. To punish them, the generation was condemned to wander in the desert for 40 years in what is now known as Sinai and Jordan, until all the men above 20 of the generation died. Only Joshua and Calev were permitted to enter The Land. In The 40th Year, God commanded Moses to speak to a rock to bring forth water but he hit it instead. Moses was punished by not being permitted to enter The Land of Israel. Moses died on 7 Adar at the age of 120 on Mount Nebo.
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