July 18, 2019

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Beshalach with Rabbi Josh Whinston

Our guest this week is rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor, MI. Rabbi Whinston was ordained at the Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles; he has earned master’s degrees in Hebrew Letters and Jewish Education and a doctorate in Pastoral Ministry. He served congregations in Connecticut, California and Washington state before arriving at Temple Beth Emeth in 2016.

This week’s Torah portion – Parashat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) – features the people of Israel being led out of Egypt by pillars of cloud and fire, the dramatic parting of the Red Sea, the song of Miriam, the bread from heaven, Moses hitting the rock, and Israel’s war with Amalek. Our discussion focuses on the fearful moment the people of Israel experience when the Egyptian army are closing in on them, and why the people can’t yet have more trust in God.

 

 

Previous Torah Talks on Beshalach

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Rabbi Mychal Springer

Rabbi Barry Gelman

Rabbi Rachel Timoner

Rabbi Jason Klein