Torah Portion # 16 B’shallach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)
In this Torah Portion we see the children of Israel leaving Egypt. They were now free but the lifestyle of Egypt didn’t leave them. Their lack of faith even form the beginning of this journey reveals why it took them 40 years to make the trip to the promised land.
The main verse in this Torah Portion that I often quote is Exodus 15:26
If you will diligently listen to the voice of Our Creator, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commands, and keep all His Statures, I will put none of these disease upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians. For I am the Creator who heals you.
This is the first of many times Our Creator says to Moses;
“How long will you (the children of Israel) refuse to observe my commands and teachings? (My Torah)