B’shalach – בְּשַׁלַּח (Exodus 13:17−17:16)
This Week’s Torah Portion: B’shalach – בְּשַׁלַּח (Exodus 13:17−17:16)
“And Adonai went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:” (Exodus 13:21)
How awesome was it to feel, see, and witness God’s presence 24/7, day and night?
Well, not according to our rabbinical tradition, our rabbis taught that it’s better to live in our times when God’s constant presence is not essential to make sure we believe in God. It’s better not to depend 24/7 on God hovering and protecting like a mother watching her babies. It’s better to be independent.