Posts Tagged ‘Sea of Reeds’

Parsha “B’shalach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Parsha B’shalach (Exodus 13:17 – 17:16) may just be the most “miracle-dense” portion in the whole Torah, from the “pillar of cloud by day, and fire by night” perhaps the most famous miracle of all – the “parting of the Red Sea” (ok, Sea of Reeds).

Miracles are only part of the story, however, and perhaps it’s BECAUSE of the level of them that the rest of what follows is all the more poignant, and telling.

Join Mark Call first for the Erev Shabbat review of the whole story.

SSM “B’shalach” 2019

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During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark explores those miracles a bit more, from several perspectives, and especially for an understanding of what we face.

How could people who literally SAW all of those miracles still follow up almost immediately by “whining,” and then ultimately turning to idolatry right “before His face!”??? And if that’s not a warning for us, then what is?

That first Exodus has much to teach us about the next one.

“B’shalach: Suspension of Disbelief”

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The page link from Hebrew Nation Radio for the combined part 1 and 2 file for both sections are up here as well, and available for download and off-line listening.

“Unleavened Bread – final Sabbath”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the Torah and related portions having to do with this season, continuing the Spring Feasts, and in this case the final Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

The Erev Shabbat overview is another look at what follows the initial ‘exodus’ of the children of Israel from Egypt, followed by the crossing of the Sea of Reeds. And it sets up the parallels that resonate so much today.

SSM ULB Final Sabbath teaching 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching this week is a bit different than usual — as is the Torah portion for the holiday — in that it is much more ‘speculative’ than normal. (As regular listeners know, Mark is careful to distinguish between “what is Written” and ideas associated with “connecting the dots” of Scripture, or — as might be the case today — speculation about how events will play out. “Markology” is how he puts it.)

Follow along as Mark examines the potential, perhaps even probable, connections between the themes, patterns, and ‘shadow pictures’ of things past, and in particular the “parting of the Red Sea,” and what may be to come in the near future.

“Unleavened Bread finale: The Red Sea Analogy!”


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