Now When [Pharaoh] Let [the People] Go

Exodus 13:17−17:16

When Is B'shalach Read?

/ 17 Shevat 5784
/ 10 Shevat 5785
/ 13 Shevat 5786


  • 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

an image of different types and colors of jars sitting on two shelves in a cabinet

“A Jar in a Museum”

By: Jonathan K. Crane

While the Israelites continued their meandering through the Sinai wilderness, they grumbled to Moses and Aaron about the lack of tasty and nutritious food. God promised to provide them with heavenly fare-pheasant and manna-that they could consume until sated.

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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

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.

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