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Elul 7

In the Hebrew year 2368 (1392 BCE), the parents of Miriam and Aaron -- Amram and Yocheved -- re-married. After Pharaoh had issued a decree that all Jewish baby boys be drowned in the Nile, Amram despaired of bringing more children into the world, and he divorced his wife Yocheved. Since Amram was the leader of the Jewish community, other men follow suit. Miriam argued that Pharaoh's decree was against the males, but to not procreate also went against the females. Convinced by her argument, Amram and Yocheved re-married, and this union produced Moses, the greatest prophet of all-time, who 80 years later would deliver the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt, and on to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai.

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