Beshalach – The Power of Song

Beshalach – The Power of Song

This Parsha is also called Shabbat Shira – the Sabbath of Song, as the Jewish people sing as they finally experience emancipation. While words reveal thoughts, song expresses deep felt feelings and even reveal the soul. Hassidim use Niggun for deep expression. So you can too by singing daily. Our Parsha, Beshallach is also called

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Beshalach – It’s All a Miracle

Beshalach – It’s All a Miracle

The splitting of the Reed Sea, allowing the Jewish people to cross and finally leave Egypt, was a most unlikely phenomenon of nature. As it seems to offend our sensibilities, many rationalisations have been offered in history, some bordering on the ridiculous, like it must have been a mini-tsunami, or gale-force winds split the sea

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Beshalach – Why Leave Our Good Life in Egypt?

Beshalach – Why Leave Our Good Life in Egypt?

The initial phrase of the Parsha, “Beshalach Par’oh et Ha’am”, means “when Paro’h dispatched the Jewish people out of Egypt. You would think the Jewish people would rush out eagerly? Why the need for Par’oh to force them out after the last plague of the death of first borns? Something was apparently restraining them. Think

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