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They Didn't Change their Name, Language, and Dress": Why Everyone Knows a Midrash that Doesn't Exist

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May 12, 2018
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49 min 33 sec
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Machshava:
Pesach 
Parsha:
Shemot 

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This shiur traces the history of the well-known midrash that the Israelites in Egypt did not change their name, language, and dress. There are several similar midrashim. Why did this one become the best known, even though it's the least pedigreed? And why is it even discussed as a halakhic source?

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