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Moses led the Jews out of slavery in Egypt. He received God's revelations of the Torah, including the Ten Commandments.


The story of Moses is told in the Book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible. Moses was born in Egypt. At the time, Jews in Egypt were treated like slaves. The Pharaoh gave an order that every Jewish baby boy was to be killed. So Moses's mother, Jochebed, put her baby in a basket and hid him in the reeds by the River Nile. The Paraoh's daughter found Moses and brought him up as her own son.


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Moses is rescued by the Pharaoh's daughter


God called on Moses to lead the Jews out of Egypt. Moses led them across the Red Sea and through the desert. On Mount Sinai, he received the Torah from God. Before his death, he appointed Joshua to lead the Jews to safety in Canaan.


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God speaks to Moses from the Burning Bush


The torah is the most important of the Jewish Scriptures. Moses also taught the Jews the Ten Commandments - Ten rules given by God. These events are celebrated by the pilgrim festivals of Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot.

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