Torah & Texts

Beshalach

By Joshua Safran

“Are ya ready for G-d?!” Moses asks the Israelites in Parshat Beshalach, during their epic flight out of Egypt. With the miracle of G-d parting the Red Sea, narrator Joshua Safran — a women’s rights advocating attorney featured in award-winning documentary Crime After Crime and author of Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid — reveals the chain of knowledge that began with Moses and the entire nation of Israel.

This is the most BimBam’ed parsha! Three interpretations are available. Check out what Eli Winkelman, founder of Challah for Hunger, has to say about manna and 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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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).

The Story of Nachshon

By Jonah Pesner

Get Your Feet Wet- it’s the Exodus! The Israelites are finally free, struggling to leave Egypt behind, but now they find themselves trapped not able to cross the sea. This is the story of what happens next.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner breaks down the midrash and introduces us to Nachshon, a leader that walks right into the water with faith.

Thanks to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) animated series. Special thanks to The Stein Family for producing this parsha and to Cincinnati’s Isaac M. Wise Temple | K.K. B’nai Yeshurun, Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), Union for Reform JudaismReformJudaism.orgReligious Action Center of Reform Judaism, The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and The Natan Fund for their distribution support.

And Mazel Tov to Peter and Michael Stein on becoming Bar Mitzvahs!

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