How is it possible for Moshe to throw his and Aharon's hands-full of soot (up into the sky [See Sifsei Chachamim]) with force?


Rashi: A double miracle took place here: a. That Moshe gathered the two hands-full in one hand, 1 b. That the soot 2 scattered and settled over the whole of Egypt.


Since one cannot throw something forcefully with two hands (Rashi).


According to Targum Yonasan, "Pi'ach" is fine-ash.


Why was it necessary for Moshe to throw the soot before the eyes of Pharaoh?


Seforno: To make it clear to him that the plague was from Hashem, and not a natural phenomenon, as a plague of boils often is.

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