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January 10, 2014
By bethmordecai
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Parashat B’shalah (בשלח) — How Do We and God Interact in this World?

2014/5774 (Triennial I) -- Parashat B'shalah: How Do We and God Interact in this World? 
Parashat B'shalah, with it's famous story of the splitting of the Sea of Reeds, seems to teach us how God can come down to the human world and save human beings, like the Israelites. Yet towards the beginning of the parashah in Exodus 13:8, the Torah teaches us that the Isralites left Egypt "armed" (hamushim) -- why would they need to be armed if God was going to save them from the Egyptians? Shouldn't they just have had faith without the need to physically protect themselves? Or does God want us to protect ourselves before stepping[...]

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