GrowTorah Core Value: Stewarding Earth
Lesson Title: The Lesson of the Locusts
Hashem brought the plague of locusts, and Pharaoh told Moshe to leave with the Israelites before Hashem hardened Pharaoh's heart and he refused to free the Israelites. Hashem then brought darkness and macat b'chorot on the Egyptians, and Pharaoh finally freed Bnei Yisrael.
How did Hashem use natural means for the makkah of Arbeh?
- working alongside the wind
How do we see Hashem in natural processes?
How did the Egyptians know that Hashem had sent the locusts?
Why did Pharaoh ask for forgiveness at this time?
- escalation of plagues
- momentary respite
Living the Lesson
Just as the Egyptians used their knowledge of nature and their land to recognize unusual changes, how can we recognize what must be done to protect our environment from modern threats such as global warming?
- recognition and action items