Yom Sh'vi-i shel Pesach

יוֹם שְׁבִיעִי שֶׁל פֶּסַח
7th Day of Passover

Exodus 14:30–15:21 

When Is Yom Sh'vi-i shel Pesach Read?

/ 21 Nisan 5785

Summary

As the observance of Passover draws to an end, the Torah portion includes the dramatic recounting of the splitting of the sea in this poem known as “The Song at the Sea.” Written with great emotion, this poem attempts to convey the power of “God’s might hand.” So powerful is the imagery that verses of this poem have become part of the Jewish liturgy. The poem comes to a climatic finish with Miriam, the prophetess, picking up her timbrel and leading the women in dance.