Parshat Beshelach – by Leetal Nachassi

Posted on January 10, 2014


Every person has their Midbar Sinai, their struggles. I’m like eminem, I may not rap about it but everyone has their struggles. I am a junior about to take her finals, which is stressful. What gets me through it is knowing that their is a light at the end of the tunnel and my hard work will be paid off.

This weeks parsha starts off by saying that G-d took the Jews out of Egypt the long way through the desert in order escape the Phlistim. I was confused to as why G-d did this. Wouldn’t 40 years in the desert be worse than any little fight? G-d does not just do things without a reason, so I’ve been told. G-d led the Jews through the desert so they can see constant miracles. Is it easier to push past your struggles when you have faith and you know you will have guidance. If G-d would have taken the Jews towards the Phlishtim, the Jews would have lost faith quickly and returned to Egypt. It would have been easier for them to return to Egypt then continue on their journey. We can always get through our Midbar Sinai if you have faith in a higher power than yourself. As “Rebbetzin Dory” once said, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”