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Find Your Melody

Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/find_your_melody_20060210

This Shabbat is called Shabbat Shirah and is named for the "Song of the Sea" sung by Moses and the Israelites after they experienced the redemption at the splitting of the Red Sea. What was it, the rabbis asked, that evoked shirah, song, at this point and not earlier when they actually left Egypt? What propels the song to burst forth from their lips? When are we motivated to truly sing the song in our hearts?

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