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Moses was sitting in Goshen really bummed out. Pharaoh was really ticked off at him. The lsraelites were ready to kill him because he had made their work load heavier than ever and the overseers meaner than ever. He was ready to give up.

Suddenly a voice boomed from above:

"Moses, heed me ! I have good news, and bad news." Moses was staggered.

The voice continued:

"You, Moses, will lead the children of lsrael from bondage. lf Pharaoh refuses to release your bonds, I will smite Egypt with a rain of frogs.

"You, Moses, will lead the children of lsrael to the Promised Land. lf Pharaoh blocks your way, I will smite Egypt with a plague of locust.

"You, Moses, will lead the children of lsrael to freedom and safety. lf Pharaoh's army pursues you, I will part the waters of the Red Sea to open your path to the Promised Land and drown Pharaoh's army."

Moses was stunned. He stammered, "That's.... that's fantastic. I can't believe it! But what's the bad news?"

"You, Moses, must write the Environmental lmpact Statement."



Moses' Jewish mother: "Desert, schmesert!

Where have you really been for the last forty years?!"

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לֵב שָׂמֵחַ יֵיטִב גֵּהָה וְרוּחַ נְכֵאָה תְּיַבֶּשׁ־גָּרֶם׃

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

(Proverbs 17:22)


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