Fruit Trees In the Sea?

The Spiritual Meaning Of Crossing The Red Sea

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman


Rabbi Fohrman introduces us to a very strange midrash about the crossing of the Red Sea, which tells us that as the nation of Israel walked through to freedom, there were fruit trees surrounding them. Are we meant to understand this literally? Clearly this idea is meant to deepen our understanding of the meaning of Moses splitting the sea — but how?

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman explains that a parallel story, early in Genesis, is a clue to understanding this midrash. Through this analysis, he uncovers a deeper spiritual meaning behind the crossing of the Red Sea.