HaShem tells Moshe to inform Jewish People that He is going to take them out of
Egypt, however the Jewish People do not listen. HaShem then commands Moshe to
go to Pharaoh and ask him to free the Jewish People. Although Aharon shows Pharaoh
a sign by turning a staff into a snake, Pharaoh's magicians copy the sign, emboldening
Pharaoh to refuse the request.
HaShem punishes the Egyptians and sends plagues of blood and frogs, but the
magicians copy the miracles on a smaller scale, again encouraging Pharaoh not
to grant Moshe's request. Read more