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What was the issue with the Jews \ Moshe praying to God?

The pasuk in Shemos tells us that when the jews were at the sea, and the Egyptians were closing in on them, they turned to God and called out. following this, the chumash tells us: shemos 14:15 ...
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Who taught Rabbi Yehudah that Nachshon Ben Aminadav “descended into the sea first” Sotah 37 a:3-6?

From what source did Rabbi Yehudah learn that Nachshon Ben Aminadav “descended into the sea first” Sotah 37 a:3-6 since no details exist in [Shemot 14:22] about specific sons of Yisrael crossing Yam ...
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The Yetziat Mitrazyim Path

I know there are many opinions on Yitziat Mitzraim. The path taken through the sea and how/where they went. Is there a sefer/website that shows (picture or text) the different shitas? I am hoping for ...
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Malachim not to sing Shirah at the Yam Suf, and the verse proving it

The Baal Haturim brings on Shemos 14:20 וַיָּבֹ֞א בֵּ֣ין ׀ מַחֲנֵ֣ה מִצְרַ֗יִם וּבֵין֙ מַחֲנֵ֣ה יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וַיְהִ֤י הֶֽעָנָן֙ וְהַחֹ֔שֶׁךְ וַיָּ֖אֶר אֶת־הַלָּ֑יְלָה וְלֹא־קָרַ֥ב זֶ֛ה אֶל־זֶ֖ה כׇּל־...
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At what time did Nachshon enter the Sea?

The scene of Kriat Yam Suf seems to extend at least over a couple days with the pursuit of the Egyptians beginning the day before and the "East Wind" blowing all of the succeeding night and ...
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How did Yisro figure out that Hashem is the greatest?

When Yisro came to the Jewish nation, he said that now he knows that Hashem is the greatest because "in the very same thing in which they sinned against them" (18:11). What does this mean ...
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Why did all the waters in the world split during kriyat yam suf?

Rashi on Exodus 14:21 says this: AND THE WATERS WERE DIVIDED — all the waters in the world (Mekhilta d'Rabbi Yishmael 14:2:2). Source. Why did this happen? Are there reasons given?
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Sources for the Israelites crossing the Red Sea in a semi circle

What is the source(s) for the Israelites crossing the Red Sea in a semi-circle and thereby ending up on the same side? I have heard reasons being that they could see the dead Egyptians that way but ...
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How does one calculate from pesach to the keriat yam suf?

Quote“We are all familiar with the historical reason for celebrating the ‘seventh day of Passover’ – for (according to the Midrash) the miracle of the splitting of the Red Sea took place seven days ...
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Question about Shemot, locusts

I have a question that I've asked to multiple rabbis but that remains unanswered: Dear Rabbi:  Question about Parasha. In Exodus 10:19 the locusts enter the Red Sea. What is the connection ...
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Why did the ploy to get Mitzraim to come to the sea require Ba'al Tzefon's existence and Bnei Yisrael's wandering aimlessly?

Shemos 14:1-4: וַיְדַבֵּר יְהֹוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר׃ דַּבֵּר אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְיָשֻׁבוּ וְיַחֲנוּ לִפְנֵי פִּי הַחִירֹת בֵּין מִגְדֹּל וּבֵין הַיָּם לִפְנֵי בַּעַל צְפֹן נִכְחוֹ תַחֲנוּ עַל־...
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Sources for the location of the Red Sea

I am looking for Jewish sources that touch on the question of where (on a modern map) the crossing of the Red Sea (Sea of Reeds) took place. In my research, I'm finding several possible locations, ...
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What is the relevance of "the infant dropped the breast from his mouth" and from where is it derived?

סוטה ל עמוד ב -----------------Sotah 30b תנו רבנן דרש רבי יוסי הגלילי בשעה שעלו ישראל מן הים נתנו עיניהם לומר שירה וכיצד אמרו שירה עולל מוטל על ברכי אמו ותינוק יונק משדי אמו כיון שראו את השכינה עולל ...
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