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Parshah Beshalach

Parshah Beshalach

Exodus 13:17-17:16

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Torah Portion: Beshalach
From our Sages on the Parshah
And the waters divided (Exodus 14:21)
When G-d split the Red Sea, all the waters in the world divided, even the waters in cisterns and ditches, in jars, cups, casks and bowls... the supernal waters, too, divided...

(Midrash Mechilta)

There was the cloud and darkness, and it illuminated the night (Exodus 14:20)
Can a person who lights a candle say, "So-and-so, who is my friend, may use the light, while so-and-so, who is my enemy, may not"? But G-d's cloud produced light for Israel and darkness for Egypt.

(Midrash Tehillim)

And they could not drink of the waters of Marah, because they were bitter (Exodus 15:23)
Because they -- the Children of Israel -- were bitter, everything they tasted was bitter to them.

(Chassidic saying)

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