The Story of Nachshon
Get Your Feet Wet- it’s the Exodus! The Israelites are finally free, struggling to leave Egypt behind, but now they find themselves trapped not able to cross the sea. This is the story of what happens next. Rabbi Jonah Pesner breaks down the midrash and introduces us to Nachshon, a leader that walks right into the water with faith.
Thanks to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) animated series. Special thanks to The Stein Family for producing this parsha and to Cincinnati’s Isaac M. Wise Temple | K.K. B’nai Yeshurun, Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), Union for Reform Judaism, ReformJudaism.org, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and The Natan Fund for their distribution support.
Additional thanks to each of the writers, narrators, producers, educators, and sound engineers that contributed to this animated midrash inspired from Beshalach (בְּשַׁלַּח “when [he] let go”) including Barbara Barza, Lisa Finkelstein, Nick Fox-Gieg, Felicia Herman, Sarah Lefton, Russel Neiss, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Matthue Roth, Jeremy Shuback, Jeanne Stern and Oren Stevens.
Mazel Tov to Peter and Michael Stein on becoming Bar Mitzvahs!