BIBLICAL FAITH–Sam Peak
Exodus 13:17; “It happenned…”, ויהי normally is a sign of joy but a sign of sadness. In the Zohar, we find an explanation to this sadness in which the Israelites took upon themselves. It is a natural condition of man to work and when he is unemployed he becomes dejected and confused. Thus, in a similiar sense when the Israelites left Mitzrayim the became depressed for how would they occupy themselves in the future? Only gradually did they truly become aware of their good fortune. This awareness reached its climax at the crossing of the Sea of Reeds.