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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 ...
Moshe Rabbeinu turned 80 on 7 Adar before the Exodus and the splitting of the Sea was 22 Nisan (The next month) Shmos Va'eira 7:7 וּמשֶׁה בֶּן שְׁמֹנִים שָׁנָה וְאַהֲרֹן בֶּן שָׁלשׁ וּשְׁמֹנִים שָׁנָה בְּדַבְּרָם אֶל פַּרְעֹה: And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron was eighty three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh. Actually this is ...
According to The Jewish Timeline Encyclopedia, Moshe was born in 2368 from creation and the people crossed the Sea of Reeds in 2448. That would make Moshe 80.
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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