OTS Learnathon Wide

From Marah to Masah

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Jan 13, 2022
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29 min 45 sec
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The brief interlude at Marah, immediately following Shirat haYam, includes two challenging phrase - שם שם לו חק ומשפט and ושם נסהו. After surveying the classic commentaries - including the famous passage in the Mekhilta - explaining these phrases, we look further at the travels in the desert and propose a different perspective on the "test" that took place at Marah - and that impacted on the remainder of the desert journey.

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Eric Goldstein on the occasion of the yahrtzeit of his father Louis Goldstein (Yehuda Leib ben Natan Noteh z”l