Posts tagged B’shalach

B’shalach-Torah In Haiku


  MOSES FULFILLS VOW … MADE BY B’NEI YISRAEL … JOSEPH LEAVES EGYPT —   A few weeks ago, in the closing verses of the Book of Genesis, we read about the promise made by B’nei Yisrael (the sons of Israel/Jacob) to their brother Joseph: Genesis 50:24-26 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about […]

B’shalach (When he let go)


Exodus 13:17 to 17:16 Often after reading information, one has more questions than answers. This is the case with this week’s text. Why do the Israelites complain so much? If Miriam is so important, why is there so little information about her? The Israelites finally escape from Egypt; they celebrate with the famous Song at […]

B’shalach – Torah In Haik...

B’shalach – Torah In Haiku

Miriam, timbrels … All of the women, dancing … “Sing to Adonai” — Exodus 15:20-21 Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her in dance with timbrels. And Miriam chanted for them: “Sing to Adonai, who has triumphed gloriously; Horse and driver God […]

B’shalach (When he let go)

Exodus from Egypt

Exodus 13:17 to 17:16 This week we read that the Israelites obtain the FREEDOM they have been seeking from Pharaoh. They celebrate in song – The Song of the Sea… This concept of FREEDOM, the story of Exodus, and song are also prominent in today’s Civil Rights Movement. “Now when Pharaoh let the people go, […]

B’shalach – The Torah in ...

B’shalach – The Torah in Haiku

  Arrivederci  … Au revoir, l’hitraot …  Later, Mitzrayim  ———– We cross the Sea of Reeds and leave Egypt (Mitzrayim) behind us. Or, do we? This haiku includes words in four languages that suggest the departure is not permanent. Even before the sea is parted, the people protest, “It would have been better to be […]

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