The Women Celebrated as Moses’ Sister Miriam Sang (1984 illustration by Jim Padgett)
Tomorrow is Tu B’Shevat and this week’s parsha is Beshalach, covering Exodus 13:17-17:16.
בְּשַׁלַּח Translated as “when he let go”
This portion is the Shabbat that focuses on song- Shirah, water, and the parting of the Seas.
Possible Routes of the Exodus:
There is one commandment added in this parsha: Not to walk outside geographical limits on Shabbat (Eruv- ritual enclosure rules to deal with carrying items (melakha).
Translation at JTS:http://www.jtsa.edu/PreBuilt/ParashahArchives/jpstext/beshallah.shtml
Commentary can be found at:
Rabbi Ted Falcon http://www.rabbitedfalcon.com/weekly-focus/
And animated at G-dcast: http://www.g-dcast.com/beshalach