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Lets look at this "change" they had the following way: You have a cleaner that always cleans for you and you love her work, in fact she is amazing at it! One day she gets up and asks you is she can leave for three days and you say yes. So now you will have to clean yourself for the next three days. Now you tell yourself "Okay I can do this for 3 days its ...


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One of the purposes of halakhic Midrash was the exegesis of the Bible. In this regard, the halakhic midrash extant for the Book of Exodus comes from the school of R. Ishmael, which is the Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael. The word Mekhilta comes from the Aramaic word מכילתא, which means a collection of rules of interpretation, which is what we today would call ...


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Moshe Rabbeinu could not have jumped in. He was commanded to raise his staff over the sea and stand there so that the Bnei Yisrael would be able to pass through (as we see in Beshalach 14:15 - 16 and 21). We also see that after Bnai Yisrael passed through, then Moshe Rabbeinu was explicitly commanded in pasuk 26 to stretch out his hand again to cause the sea ...



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