Torah & Texts

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Beshalach: Let Them Eat Manna

By Eli Winkelman

Red Sea walkers, pull on those wetsuits and hit the rapids of Parshat Beshalach! 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.

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) video is Episode 16 from Parshat Beshalach (בְּשַׁלַּח “when [he] let go” Exodus 13:17–17:16).

This is the most BimBam’ed parsha! Three interpretations are available. Check out Joshua Safran’s take — he’s a Portland based attorney, featured in award-winning documentary Crime After Crime and author of Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid and then, learn about the art of midrash with a story about Nachshon from Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC).

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