Yom Sh'vi-i shel Pesach

יוֹם שְׁבִיעִי שֶׁל פֶּסַח
7th Day of Passover

Exodus 14:30–15:21 

When Is Yom Sh'vi-i shel Pesach Read?

/ 21 Nisan 5785


As the observance of Passover draws to an end, the Torah portion includes the dramatic recounting of the splitting of the sea in this poem known as “The Song at the Sea.” Written with great emotion, this poem attempts to convey the power of “God’s might hand.” So powerful is the imagery that verses of this poem have become part of the Jewish liturgy. The poem comes to a climatic finish with Miriam, the prophetess, picking up her timbrel and leading the women in dance.

Ten Minutes of Torah: Yom Sh'vi-i shel Pesach Commentary

Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

When Aaron Blessed the People

By: Cantor Jill Abramson

I remember one of the last times Rabbi Aaron Panken z'l lifted his hands and blessed the people. It was the Rabbinic and Cantorial Ordination ceremony in 2017, nearly a year before his life was tragically cut short. Standing in front of the holy ark at Congregation Emanu-El of New York, he lifted his hands and conferred a private blessing upon each ordinee, marking each student's sacred transition into the role of clergy.

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