Parsha Beshalach בְּשַׁלַּח is translated as “When he sent out”. It’s the sixteenth Torah reading in the annual reading cycle and fourth in sefer Shemot, the book of Exodus. I found three different spellings – “beshalach”, “beshallach”, or “beshalah”
Parsha Beshalach Summary
Parsha Beshalach picks up the narrative of the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. We see the pillar of cloud and fire leading them day and night. There are three paths God could lead them, He chooses the path of least military resistance.
Moses keeps the promise of taking Joseph’s bones out of Egypt. We have the showdown between the Pharoah, Baal, the god of the desert, and the God of Israel – Yehovah. After the defeat of the gods Moses and Miriam sing a song commemorating the victory.
Parsha Beshalach also discusses the bitter water being sweet, the manna from heaven, and the attack from the Amalek.
Beshalach בְּשַׁלַּח is the second word and in the Hebrew text (see text below).