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In memory of Bennie Magy - Bentziyon ben Avraham v Elke Magy, who passed away Menachem Av 22, 5749 - August 23, 1989 and Rose Magy - Rivka Rayzel Bat Chayim Yaakov v'Chaya Tertza Arbit, who passed away Tamuz 2, 5765 - July 9, 2005. May their souls experience a lichtiger Gan Eden - an illuminated Garden of Eden and may their family only experience Simchas from now on. Sponsored by their son Paul Magy - Birmingham, Michigan.


TheYouParsha Beshalach - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc-w39vlB0A What to do at the Sea


The following is taken Torah Tapestries by Shira Smiles.

The Jews leave Egypt and cross the Sea in Parshas Beshalach - Exodus 13:17 - 17:16. After the crossing of the sea Moshe and Miriam led the Jewish people in a song of Praise known as the Song by the Sea. It is written that one who joyfully recites the song daily is granted spiritual and physical health, intellectual clarity, forgiveness of wrongdoing and a general well-being.

It is understood that the Jews achieved a clarity of mind while crossing the Sea - they were able to point to Hashem and say, "This is my G'd and I will glorify him." We recite the song and achieve the same clarity. Having achieved this clarity, we now enter a spiritual state such that sins are forgiven. The Baal Shem Tov emphasizes that the singing must be with joy as joy breaks through all boundaries.

Once our minds are in harmony with Hashem's reality, then all of our foreign thoughts are blocked. We can experience the world as it will be in the times of Moshiach.


Reb Zalman Posner - Shliach from Nashville Tennessee writes,

"I was fourteen when the yeshiva started accepting young boys. We were about a dozen in two groups, my brother’s and mine. We were the only ones from “out-of-town” Chicago. Before going home for Pesach, Label and I had private audience with the Previous Rebbe. When the Rebbe asked us how long it took to get home, I told him twenty-four hours. "Where will you daven?" "On the bus." "And tefillin?" he asked, with a bit of surprise, I think. He also asked if it was warm on the bus.

The following Passover, when we went in again for an audience, he asked, "With what are you going home?" Remembering last year’s question very well, I confidently answered, "With the bus." "I’m not asking that. I’m asking with what are you going home? What are you taking with you? What did you add in Torah during the past six months since I saw you last?" I just stood there for several eternities while the Rebbe stared down at his desk, waiting for me to answer. Label was unperturbed. He was the younger brother, after all, and would never dream of answering in my presence.

Finally, mercifully, the Rebbe spoke. "I am not asking for you to answer' But you must ask yourself from time to time, ‘What have I added in learning, in mitzvoth?" (Courtesy of the Avner Institute)


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