"Do Not Rely On a Miracle"
To all outward appearances, Parashat BeShallah is the archetype of the revelation of God to humanity through awe-inspiring miracles. The natural processes are so completely overturned that there is no room for doubt as to who is the Master of the Universe. At the same time, the parashah’s counter-narrative teaches us that divine miracle-making does not overcome the flawed character of human nature. (5781)