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1)

What exactly was Moshe referring to when he told Yisro about "all that Hashem did to Pharaoh and Egypt ... "?

1.

Seforno: It refers to Hashem's revenge against the Egyptians 1 due to the pain they had caused Yisrael - with reference to the Makos 2 that they suffered at the Yam-Suf. 3


1

As the Torah writes in Devarim (32:41 [Seforno]).

2

As the Torah describes in Tehilim, 78:49 - "Yeshalach bam Charon Apo; Evrah va'Za'am, ve'Tzarah, Mishlachas Mal'achei Ra'im" (Seforno).

3

Through which He indicated that He had chosen Yisrael as a treasure from all the nations (Seforno).

2)

What exactly was he referring to when he told him about "all the travail that befell them on the way, and that Hashem saved them"?

1.

Rashi: He was referring to the troubles of the Yam-Suf and the battle with Amalek.

2.

Rashbam: He was referring to Pharaoh chasing after Yisrael and the water, the Manna and the meat with which Hashem provided Yisrael.

3.

Seforno: He was referring to the hunger and thirst from which He saved them and from the chasing army of Pharaoh from which He rescued them.

4.

Targum Yonasan: He was referring to the troubles of the Yam-Suf. Marah and Refidim (the water), and how He had saved them from the attack of Amalek.

3)

Why did Moshe see fit to tell Yisro about the miracles that Hashem had performed with Yisrael?

1.

Rashi: To attract him and bring him closer to Torah.

2.

Seforno: Refer to 18:8:2:3***.

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