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Parashat Beshalach

פרשת בשלח

ספר שמות

"When [Pharaoh] dismissed"


After allowing the Hebrews to leave, the Pharaoh gets angry again and pursues them with his army. With the people trapped between the Egyptians and the Reed Sea, Moshe receives the divine command to raise his staff; the sea opens and the Hebrews cross it; after they pass, it closes in on the Egyptians, killing them. The people celebrate the feat in a song. In the desert, several wonders happen: water that comes out of the rock, manna that falls from the sky, quails in the camp; and there is still the war against the Amalekites, led by Yehoshu‘a.


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