Lift Up Your Staff

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90) “And you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea.” “Your staff” is the one in which the holy Name is inscribed, “And stretch out your hand,” on the side of the holy Name. And when the waters see the holy Name, they will run from it. Hence, “And stretch out your hand,” to one side of the staff, since you will need the other sides of the staff for other things—for striking the rock.

91) Sometimes, this staff is called “the staff of God,” and sometimes, “the staff of Moses.” However, it is all one, whether you say “the Creator’s staff” or “Moses’ staff.” This staff is to evoke the side of Gevura. This is why it is written, “Stretch out your hand,” meaning the left hand, which is on the side of Gevura.

92) Woe unto those who do not see and do not look in the Torah. The Torah calls out before them each day, but they do not notice. From the side of Gevura, water awakens in the world and water comes out. And now the Creator wished to dry up the water. Why does it say, “And stretch out you hand,” which is the left hand, Gevura?

93) “Lift up your staff” is to dry up the water, and “Stretch out your hand” is to bring the water back, to evoke the side of Gevura, to bring the water back over the Egyptians. This is why both things are here, as it is written, “Lift up your staff,” and “stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it.” One is to dry the water and the other is to bring the water back over the Egyptians.

94) How is land made within the sea? After all, there were deeps there. The Creator performed a miracle within a miracle, as it is written, “The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea,” and they were walking on land within the sea, as it is written, “And the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land.”

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