Nobody reads the Bible literally.
They may think they do, but the greatest of the Torah commentators explains why this cannot possibly be so. And his answer will help us better understand that most mysterious of Biblical events: The Revelation on Mount Sinai.
The miracle at the Red Sea, the parting of the waters, is usually remembered for allowing the Israelites to cross over to the other side. But we sometimes forget to mention that the waters came back and drowned all the Egyptians behind us.
Well, all but one.
'The Four Children' is one of the most well-known sections of the Passover Haggadah. But of the four, one of these children seems a little out of place. Unlike the others, he does not even know how to ask questions. But his presence may turn out to be critical to the Passover experience.
Exodus is a book full of miracles. But the very first "miracle" that God brings before Pharaoh seems more like a silly magic trick than an epic wonder. Why does God start so small?