Parting and Crossing the Red Sea.
Shared by: Rav Nissim Mordechai Makor
The Crossing of the Red Sea (or Sea of Reeds) is part of the biblical narrative of the Exodus (Heb: Yitziat Mitrayim), the escape of the Israelites, led by Moses, from the pursuing Egyptians in the Book of Exodus (Heb: 'Shemot') - the second book of the Torah which forms the basis for the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover) Moses holds out his staff and the Red Sea is parted by God. The Israelites walk on the dry ground and cross the sea, followed by the Egyptian army. Once the Israelites have safely crossed Moses lifts his arms again, the sea closes, and the Egyptians are drowned.
In Parshat Hashavuah Beshelach from The Book Shemot (Exodus: Chapter 14 verses 19-21) it says "...and these are the letters and names that Moshe Rabeinu used to part the Red Sea so that the Israelites could cross to the other side..."