Rabbi Hun stated in the name of Bar Kappara: Israel were redeemed from Egypt on account of four things; because they did not change their names, they did not change their language, they did not say lashon ha-ra (derogatory speech), and none of them was found to have been immoral. 'They did not change their name': having gone down as Reuben and Shimon, and having come up as Reuben and Shimon…

Vayikra Rabbah 32:5

“Reuben and Shimon go down, Reuben and Shimon come up”

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