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Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat B’Shalach 5759
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[Numbers] are mitzvot in Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 14 p’sukim (13:17-14:8) “When Par’o expels the People…”, G-d leads them along a circuitous route to prevent them from panicking and returning to Egypt. Moshe, in fulfillment of the promise made to Yosef by his brothers, takes Yosef’s remains out of Egypt with the People. […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Bshalach 5760
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya – First Aliya – 14 p’sukim – 13:17-14:8 “When Par’o sends the People…”, G-d leads them along a circuitous route to prevent them from panicking and returning to Egypt. Moshe, in fulfillment of the promise made to Yosef […]
Beshalach – Rishon
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When G-d led the Jews out of Egypt, He did not take them the shorter route, by way of the Philistines, because He knew that the sight of armed resistance would discourage the people. Instead, they took the “scenic route,” to the Red Sea. (The Yam Suf, or “Sea of Reeds” may or may not […]
Beshalach – Sheini
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A nation of two million with all their possession and livestock is not the fastest thing in the world, so the Jews were easily overtaken by the swiftly-moving Egyptian cavalry. This was a turn of events that did not exactly thrill the Jewish people. “What, there weren’t enough graves in Egypt?” they said to Moshe. […]
Beshalach – Shlishi
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G-d said to Moshe, “What’s with all the talk? Get busy!” He told Moshe to raise his staff over the sea. This would cause the sea to split so that Moshe could lead the Jews through on dry land. Meanwhile, G-d would take care of the approaching Egyptian army. G-d moved His pillar from the […]