A divine dynamicism / Parashat Beshalach
The homilist's journey started with an attempt to find an underlying principle that would unify all of the various and contradictory revelations of God. And that principle is found in God's name.
The Book of Exodus’ Shirat Hayam, the Song of the Sea, is the song of praise that Moses and the Children of Israel sing to God after he has parted the Red Sea and saved them from the Egyptians. In its beginning, Moses stresses, “This is my God, and I will glorify him; my father’s God, and I will exalt him” − and adds: “The Lord is a man of war, the Lord is his name” (Exod. 15:3). Moses then recounts in detail...
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