Pharaoh finally sends Bnei Yisrael
out of Egypt.
G-d leads them towards Eretz Yisrael
with pillars of cloud and fire
on a circuitous route avoiding the Pelishtim
Pharaoh regrets the loss of so many slaves and chases
the Jews with his army.
The Jews are very afraid as the Egyptians approach, but G-d
them. Moshe raises his staff and G-d
splits the sea, enabling the Jews to
cross. Pharaoh, his heart hardened by G-d,
commands his army to
pursue, whereupon the waters crash down upon the Egyptian army.
Moshe and Miriam lead the
men and women, respectively, in a song thanking
G-d. After traveling for three days only to find
bitter water at Marah, the
people complain. Moshe miraculously produces potable
water for them.
In Marah they receive certain mitzvos.
The people complain to Moshe
and Aharon that they ate better food in
Egypt. G-d sends quails
so they can have meat and provides them with manna.
It is a miraculous bread that falls from the sky every
day except Shabbos.
On Friday a double portion descends to supply the Shabbos
Nobody is able to obtain more than a daily portion, but manna
collected on Friday suffices for two days so the Jews can rest
Some manna is set aside as a memorial for future
After the Jews complain again about the lack of water,
Moshe miraculously produces water from a rock.
Amalek then attacks the Jews.
Joshua leads the Jews in battle while Moshe
prays for their welfare.