B'shalach

בְּשַׁלַּח
Now When [Pharaoh] Let [the People] Go

Exodus 13:17−17:16

When Is B'shalach Read?

/ 17 Shevat 5781
/ 13 Shevat 5782
/ 13 Shevat 5783

Summary

  • The Children of Israel escape across the Sea of Reeds from Pharaoh and his army, who drown when God drives back the sea. (13:17-14:31)
  • Moses and the Israelites sing a song praising Adonai. (15:1-21)
  • In the wilderness, God provides the grumbling Israelites with quails and manna. God instructs the Israelites to gather and prepare on the sixth day food needed for Shabbat. (15:22-16:36)
  • The people complain about the lack of water. Moses hits a rock with his rod and brings forth water. (17:1-7)
  • Israel defeats Amalek, Israel's eternal enemy. God vows to blot out the memory of Amalek from the world. (17:8-16)

Ten Minutes of Torah: B'shalach Commentary

Torrah and Kippah

Balancing Our Complaints and Maintaining Perspective

By: Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

In this week’s Torah portion, B’shalach, the Exodus really begins. From the opening verses, the Torah clues us into the notion that this will be a bumpy journey for the Israelites and their leader, Moses. We read:  

“Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of...

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VIdeo: Learn More About Parashat B'shalach With Bim Bam

Learn More About Parashat B'shalach With Bim Bam

Red Sea walkers, pull on those wetsuits and hit the rapids of Torah Parashat B'shalach! This week's narrator Eli Winkelman - a foodie with a hunger for social change - takes us on the scenic route out of Egypt, wading out of the Red Sea and into a land of bad food and water. Enjoy this video and more with Bim Bam. 

Listen to Podcasts About B'shalach

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat B'shalach in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

Lifting Hands and Sharing Power

Remembering Debbie Friedman z"l on Shabbat Shira