This week’s Torah reading, Beshalach, describes the glorious Jewish march from Egyptian slavery to freedom. When the Jewish people emerge triumphantly out of the Red Sea, they are finally emancipated from 210 years of cruel servitude to despotic pharaohs.
“I shall remove you from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will save you. ... and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments. And I will take you to Me as a people and I will be a God to you. … And I shall bring you to the land which I swore to give … to you as a heritage.” [Exodus 6:68].