About 3000 years ago the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians under the rule of the Pharaoh Ramses II. According to the Book of Exodus – Moses, a simple Jewish shepherd, was instructed by G-d to go to the pharaoh and demand the freedom of his people
Moses’ plea of let my people go was ignored. Moses warned the Pharaoh that G-d would send severe punishments to the people of Egypt if the Israelites were not freed. Again the Pharaoh ignored Moses’ request of freedom. In response G-d unleashed a series of 10 terrible plagues on the people of Egypt*
In response to the 10 plaques, the Pharaoh released the Jewish people from slavery.
Do you know what the 10 plaques were? Visit our Passover celebration – Passover on the Net for the answer.
*source: Passover on the Net – The Story of Passover