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Reverence for life needed at all times

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One of the greatest stories of reverence for life is found in the Jewish scriptures, in Chapter 2 of Exodus.

Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, gave an order to all Egyptian subjects.

“Throw into the river every boy who is born to the Hebrews but let the girls live.” A woman with a son hid him for three months from the pharaoh’s decree.

Then she placed him in a basket, daubed with bitumen and pitch.

She released him on the River Nile hoping some mother might help him.

The boy’s sister remained close to the river to see what would happen.

Pharaoh’s daughter came down to the river to bathe.

She saw th...


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