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Daily Aliya for Beshalach, Sheni (2nd Aliya)

Aliya Summary: The Israelites noticed the approaching Egyptian armies, and they panicked. “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us to die in the desert?” they screamed at Moshe. “Don’t be afraid,” Moshe reassured. “Stand firm and see G‑d’s salvation that He will wreak for you today . . . G‑d will fight for you, and you shall remain silent.”

It might be suggested that what is happening is a clarification of who took the People of Israel out of Egypt. Paroh actually thought that he let the People go – that he expelled the People from Egypt. G-d arranged to have Paroh run after them to make it clear to him – and to us – that G-d, and only G-d took us out of Egypt.