Abraham leave Ur with your family and travel to Cannan.
Abraham lived around 1700 B.C in Ur in Mesopotamia. He herded sheep and other animals. He was called by God to take his family and move to Cannan. Abraham made a covenant with God that Cannan would belong to his decendents.
Years later... There was a famine in Cannan, forcing the Israelites to move to Egypt. There, they were treated poorly and enslaved by the pharaoh. Moses, an Israelite adopted by the pharaoh's family, was called by God to confront the pharaoh about freeing the Israelites.
I most certaintly will not!
You must free my God's people
MY LIVESTOCK IS DEAD
My 1st child has left me.
After the pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, God sent a series of terrible hardships upon Egypt. Despite all the terrible plagues, the pharaoh still refused to let the Isrealites go. The last punishment that finally changed the pharaoh's mind was all the first born children of the Egyptians would die.
After a daring second escape from the pharaoh, the Israelites started there journey towards the Promised Land. They traveled through the Sinai Desert for 40 years. During those years, the Israelites were given the Ten Commandment, one of their most important laws.
I will make sure they follow the Ten Commandments.
My people must follow my commandments
The Israelites faced many hard conditions in the desert. Despite the difficulties, they always ended up returning to the leadership of Moses and God's command. 40 years later, the Israelites made it to the Promised Land of Cannan.
This Land is magnificent!
We are all so blessed!
Can you tell us about the history of Passover?
Ever since the time of the first Israelites, traditions and holidays such as Passover and Hanukkah have been celebrated. Passover, for example, celebrates when God freed the Israelites from Egypt. This is described in the book of Exodus.
Kids, Passover is a very important holiday in the Jewish religion.