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Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman

Covid Lev Paraoh: Did the Egyptian King Suffer from Coronavirus?

January 28, 2021, by

No, I am not suggesting that the phrase “כבד לב פרעה” alludes to the disease Covid, a disease that only surfaced in 2019, despite my intentional, and admittedly deceptive, mistransliteration. However, suggesting that phrases and episodes in the Torah refer to specific medical conditions is a centuries-old pastime pursued by rabbis, scholars and physicians, Jew