This Pesach, we have been invited out for dinner on the seventh night of pesach to a family who has the minhag to wear beach clothes to dinner in celebration of the anniversary of Kriyat Yam Suf.
I am loving this idea– not only because I can not wait to wear my flippers and snorkel gear to dinner on Thursday night, but I realize it has really made me really think about the significance of the experience of kriyat Yam Suf.
Imagine the scene. The Jews have fled Egypt, leaving confusion and pandemonium behind them. And then are faced with the sea– Did they know there was a sea there? Had they realized they were running into an insurmountable obstacle? The fear must have been astounding. [Read more…]