In Beshalach, the process of their liberation from Egypt continues, as the children of Israel battle external and internal threats to their freedom and advance toward the Exodus—to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai.
Moshe takes along Joseph’s bones for burial in the Holy Land, in fulfillment of the promise made by the children of Israel at the beginning of their Egyptian exile.
Soon after allowing the Jews to leave Egypt, Pharaoh chases them wanting their return.
The Jews find themselves trapped between the sea and Pharaoh´s army. Their situation seemed hopeless. As soon as the children of Israel beheld the Egyptian army and no means of escape, they all did teshuva in their hearts and cried out to Hashem, asking Him for help.
As the mighty waves rolled towards them, Nachson ben Aminadav, leaped into the water first. Hashem commanded Moshe to raise his rod, yet it split only after Hashem´s shechina appeared to the sea.
The Bnei Israel walk through the sea, with the Egyptian army merciless pursuing them. When all the Egyptians had entered the bed of the sea, Hashem commanded Moshe to stretch out his hand so the sea would return to its natural course and drown all the Egyptians.
Moshe and all the Bnei Israel sing a song of praise in thankfulness to Hashem.
They travelled in the desert for three days. The Bnei Israel complain to Moshe and Aaron about the lack of water in the desert.
Miraculously Hashem converts the bitter water of Mara, into sweet drinking water.
Requesting for bread and meat, the Bnei Israel complain to Moshe “It would have been better for us to perish during the days of Darkness in Egypt.”
Hashem reveals to Moshe and Aaron that He would cause bread (Mann) to rain down from Heaven, and meat in form of quails.
The children of Israel are instructed to gather a double portion of manna on Friday, as none will descend on Shabbat, the divinely decreed day of rest.
Dasan and Aviram disregard Moshe´s warning and go out to collect Mann on the seventh day, but find nothing. Aaron preserves a small quantity of manna in a jar, as a testimony for future generations.
Then came the nation of Amalek, and waged war with Israel in Rephidim, the Amalekim are defeated by an army lead by Yehoshua and by Moshe´s tefilla.
Hashem said to Moshe “Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Yehoshua: that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heaven.”