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First in our Sefirat HaOmer Series: Seven Modes of Being
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Being Paradox (Splitting the Sea)

“And the Israelites walked on the dry land within the sea, and the water was a wall for them, to their right and to their left.”—Exodus 14:29

Always be leaving the slavery of Egypt. Never say, “I am this.”

If you catch yourself fitting into a definition, contradict it. If you have found your comfort zone, go beyond it....

Essentials of the Jewish Religion
The Commandment to Eat Matzot
You shall be My own treasure from among all peoples . . . And you shall be a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation to Me.
– Exodus 19:5–6
Moses Departs Midian (1314 BCE)
After seven days of contention with G-d at the burning bush (see entry for "Nissan 15"), Moses... Read More »
Red Sea Splits (1313 BCE)
On the eve of the seventh day after the Exodus, the Children of Israel found themselves trapped... Read More »
Moses Strikes (1274 BCE)
After Miriam’s passing (see entry for 10 Nissan), the miraculous well that supplied the Jews... Read More »
On the Seventh Day of Passover we read how on this day the sea split for the Children of Israel and... Read More »
Unlike all the other festivals, only the abridged version of Hallel (Psalms 113-118, recited on... Read More »
Tomorrow is the seventh day of the Omer Count. Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at... Read More »
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