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Snakes and Calves

In the Haftarah of the Torah portion of Bo, the Prophet Jeremiah compares Egypt to two different living creatures: a calf and a snake. “Egypt is a beautiful calf… Its mercenaries are also like fatted lambs… Its voice will ring out like a snake.” [46:20-22]. The comparison of Egypt to a snake corresponds to the link between this nation and ... Read More »