That Time When Pharaoh Yanked Moses’s Chain

Moses and Pharaoh - Travel Warning

Yanked his chain… because the Israelites were slaves… slaves, chain… get it? Ah never mind…

So today I learned the State Department issues both Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Alerts are for short-term events, Warnings are for risks rising from longer-lasting situations. Just for fun, I browsed their site but couldn’t find any warnings or alerts for the Sinai Peninsula at the moment, even though ISIS and other Islamic groups have been launching a series of attacks there lately, against both tourists and the Egyptian military.

Here are some previous cartoons about Moses, Pharaoh, and the story of Passover.

The First Plague of Egypt

Let My People Go

Happy Passover, Jews!

Let’s Get This Parting Started

You did not C that coming, did you?

Fun fact – The Dead Sea used to be C-shaped (sorta), but in the last few decades it contracted rapidly, losing this unique characteristic. In order to solve its rapid contraction problem (and some regional water problems), a few months ago the governments of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed a treaty to jointly build a pipe that will deliver water to the Dead Sea from… (wait for it…) the Red Sea!

Holy Moses.