After allowing the Hebrews to leave, the Pharaoh gets angry again and pursues them with his army. With the people trapped between the Egyptians and the Red Sea, Moshe receives the divine command to raise his staff; the sea opens and the Hebrews cross it; after they pass, it closes in on the Egyptians, killing them. The people celebrate the feat in a song. In the desert, several wonders happen: water that comes out of the rock, manna that falls from the sky, quails in the camp; and there is still the war against the Amalekites, led by Yehoshua.
We arrived to one of those moments in Biblical narrative that are not only culminating, but special: the crossing of the sea of reeds, the Yam Suf. This crossing always gives rise to controversy. Did it happen? Didn't it? It is as if our entire belief, tradition and attachment to Judaism depend on whether or not the waters really parted.
How does a man conquer a woman? How does a woman with the man she wants? The concept of conquering is interesting. In fact, in its definition and in its meaning, the word includes violence, weapons, taking from the other what he has. But is that what we do when the conquest is directed at someone we want or love?