Bridgman Pharaoh's Army Engulfed by the Red Sea

Parashat Beshalach

Author: Gidon Ariel

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| Published: January 10, 2022

Exodus 13:17-17:16

This week’s portion, pronounced b’-sha-LAKH, meaning ‘when he let go’, tells of The Children of Israel’s early adventures in the desert, before receiving God’s law at Mount Sinai. Pharaoh once more changes his mind about the Hebrews leaving, and sends his army out after them. God splits the sea, allowing the Israelites safe passage and drowning Pharaoh’s forces. All is not smooth, however, and the Israelites challenge God several times as they encounter strife along the way.

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