The seventh day of Passover, which begins tonight, recalls the splitting of the Sea of Reeds and the Shirah (song), which is tomorrow’s Torah reading. In honor of the beginning of the final festival days of Passover tonight, light candles just before sunset and recite kiddush (blessing over the wine) before dinner.

To better appreciate tomorrow’s Torah reading and the underlying message of faith that is manifest in the Shirah, the song sung by Moses and the Jewish people after G-d’s splitting of the Sea of Reeds, enjoy this uplifting and enlightening analysis: B’shalach 5779-2019 entitled “The שִׁירָה —Shira: The Source of All Song.”

from Rabbi Buchwald’s Torah Message that was offered for Parashat B’shalach. Out of respect for the Yom Tov, please consider printing it this afternoon if you plan to read it on Passover.