Rashi interprets the word “Ki” as "even though,” or "despite" (similar to the use of “Ki Karov Hu,” specifying that G-d did not lead the Jewish people through the land of the Philistines even though it was closer).
In Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) we’re introduced to a nation of whiners and complainers. After years of slavery, the Israelites are finally a free nation! The next thing we should be reading is a love story between God and His people. But the honeymoon phase ends before it even begins. How can the Israelites complain […]