Rabbi Silber discusses why the Jewish people didn’t sing shira (jubilant song) immediately upon leaving Egypt but instead waited until they had crossed the Red Sea. Rabbi Silber explores the “plagues” and Tu B’Shvat to provide answers and insights.
We learn in the shiras hayam זֶה אֵ-לִי וְאַנְוֵהוּ (this is my G-d and I will glorify Him). Reb Menachem Mendel of Kotzk (the Kotzker Rebbe) explains that our charge in life is to find the Ribono Shel Olam in our own unique way. However, in doing so, it is always important to remember אֱלֹ-הֵי אָבִי וַאֲרֹמְמֶנְהוּ (the G-d of my father and I will exhalt Him), that we must bear in mind and build on the traditions of our fathers before us.