Exodus 2:10
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10  When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, who made him her son. She named him Moshe, explaining, “I drew him out of the water.”

va-yig-DAL ha-YE-led va-t’-vi-AY-hu l’-vat par-OH vai-hee LAH l’-VAYN va-tik-RA sh’-MO mo-SHEH va-TO-mer KEE min ha-MA-yim m’-shee-TI-hu

י  וַיִגְדַּל הַיֶּלֶד וַתְּבִאֵהוּ לְבַת־פַּרְעֹה וַיְהִי־לָהּ לְבֵן וַתִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ מֹשֶׁה וַתֹּאמֶר כִּי מִן־הַמַּיִם מְשִׁיתִהוּ׃

 2:10   She named him Moshe

Moshe was the greatest of all of Israel’s leaders, who is known with affection in Jewish tradition as Moshe Rabbeinu (משה רבינו), ‘Moshe our Teacher.’ Although Moshe speaks directly with Hashem, he is identified as the most humble person to ever live (Numbers 12:3). The name Moshe is a constant reminder of his modest origins. According to the Sages of the Midrash, Moshe actually had ten names, but out of appreciation to Pharaohs daughter who saved him, he is referred to by the name she gave him: Moshe, which means ‘I have drawn him from the water.’

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  • This has to be one of the best loved stories in the Torah. As children we heard it, the names of Moshe and Aaron are two of the better known and loved names.

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