Parsha Talk Beshalah 2023 5783
Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry Chesler and Jeremy Kalmanofsky with Parsha Talk. Parashat B’shallach [Exodus 13:17–17:16] features the Song of the Sea [15:1–19], the magnificent poem the Torah records as the Israselites’ response to their successful crossing of the Sea of Reeds, allowing them to put their Egyptian experience behind them once and for all. But, there is so much more in the parashah, including the actual splitting of the sea, given both a natural and miraculous explanation, the introduction of manna as the staple of the Israelites’ diet for the next forty years, various complaints, the 1st hitting of the Rock [17:1–7] and the attack of Amalek. 17:8–16]. While we do not cover everything, we hope we do the parashah justice, and that everyone finds something worth hearing. Shabbat Shalom!