“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Beshalach 5782

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And when Israel saw the great hand that God had wielded against the Egyptians, the people feared God; they had faith in God and in His servant, Moses” (Exodus 14:31) Why does the heart of the Haggadah almost completely omit mention of Moses, …

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Parshat Beshalach: The Nachshon ben Aminadav Effect

The Nachshon ben Aminadav Effect Rabbi Ohad Teharlev is the Rosh Midrasha of the Israeli programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum After the Israelites leave Egypt, Pharaoh realizes that the People of Israel are walking in circles and assumes that “they are entangled in the land [and that] the wilderness has shut them in.”  Hence, he gets …

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