Song of the Sea
Text and Legend
In partnership with Beit Avi Chai (Jerusalem, Israel)
The Song of the Sea (Exodus, 15), which exalts the most impressive wonder of the Hebrew Bible, received a lot of legendary embellishments in the Rabbinic narrative tradition (midrash aggadah) in the spirit of «creative philology».
Prof. Avigdor Shinan discusses several central motifs of the Midrash: Moses' struggle with the Sea; Pharaoh's salvation from drowning, and the story of Joseph's bones accompanying the Sons of Israel on their journey from Egypt to Canaan.
The event is in Hebrew.