Tagged ‘Beshalah’

Parashat Beshalah, 5778

January 25, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Parashat Beshalah By Rabbi Heidi Hoover, ’11 This Shabbat is called Shabbat Shirah—the Shabbat of song. It is so named because it is in this week’s Torah portion, Beshallah, that the Israelites walk through the Reed Sea on … Continue reading »


Parashat Beshalah

February 8, 2017 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

by Cantor Sandy Horowitz The narrative of parashat Beshalah describes numerous dramatic events immediately following our ancestors’ liberation from slavery, in which the power of God plays a central role. God leads the people as a pillar of cloud by … Continue reading »


Parashat Beshalah

January 21, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

by Cantor Sandy Horowitz There are many remarkable aspects of Shirat Hayam, the “Song of the Sea”, which occurs in parashat Beshalah (Exodus 15:1-18): the way it looks on the page of the Torah scroll, the musical traditions that accompany … Continue reading »


Parashat Beshalah-Shabbat Shirah

January 28, 2015 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Hazzan Marcia Lane Although the most distinctive aspect of this week’s parashah is the magnificent crossing of the Sea of Reeds, this parashah is full of fascinating detail, and precursors of other episodes to come. At times it appears that … Continue reading »



February 13, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Parashat Beshalah Rabbi Len Levin Miracles, Creation, Evolution I am writing this on the eve of a vacation trip to the Galapagos. By the time you read this, I will have been there and be on my way back home. … Continue reading »


Parashat Beshalah and Tu Bish’vat

January 29, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim, Shmot

By Rabbi Len Levin David Ben Gurion said that whoever does not believe in miracles is not a realist. He may have had in mind the day in 1948 that the fate of Jerusalem depended on negotiation of a cease-fire … Continue reading »


Parashat Beshalah

February 2, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi/Cantor Anne Heath There were no auditions!! There were no judges!! That’s right. You heard it here first. When Moses and the Israelites sang on the shores of the sea (Exodus 15:1) and when Miriam and all the women … Continue reading »


Parashat Beshalah

January 12, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky With Pharaoh and his army in hot pursuit, Parashat Beshalah describes the Children of Israel crying out to God, “In great fear the Children of Israel cried out to the LORD.” (Exodus 14:10). No answer came … Continue reading »


Parashat BeShallah

January 26, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Joan Lenowitz “BaMayim Ro’im,” In the Water They See It is the rainy season in Israel right now and the words of acknowledgement that we insert into the Amidah for God’s benevolence in bestowing life-preserving rains upon us during … Continue reading »


Parashat B’shalah

February 3, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Parashat B’shalah By Bruce Alpert Twenty-eight years ago – like today – the US watched a new administration come to power. Perhaps Ronald Reagan’s most controversial appointee was his designated Secretary of State, Alexander Haig who, as a retired general, … Continue reading »