B’Shalach: Shabbat Shira, The Song at the Sea

Posted by Daniel Landes on January 19, 2016
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Beshalach

On Shabbat Shira, the Shabbat of song, we commemorate the song sung by the children of Israel at the Splitting of the Sea by feeding birds kasha/buckwheat. Rabbi Daniel Landes looks at what the backstory of this unique custom is?

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About Daniel Landes

Born in Chicago, Danny studied in Chicago with Rabbi M.B. Sacks, the Menachem Tzion; in Israel with Reb Aryeh Levin, the Tzadik of Jerusalem, with the great mystic R. Zvi Yehudah Kook, and with the Chief Rabbi R. Avrum Shapiro. In New York he studied with the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik; and in Los Angeles with the Av Beit Din R. Shmuel Katz (on whose rabbinical court he served).

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