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Moshe’s Color

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Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

Iyyar 11, 5769
Question
How was Moshe able to pass as an Egyptian, was he a black Jew?
Answer
I don't really know. The Midrash [Shimoni Tazria 551] states the Jewish skin colour was not fair nor dark but rather tanned. So either some Egyptians were in similar colour or else they treated him as prince despite his different looks for he was raised by the king's daughter.
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