"And the Children of Israel came into the Sea on the Land" - If they were in the sea, why "on the Land," and if on land why "into the Sea?"... Explained Rabbi Nehorai: If a Daughter of Israel was crossing [in the dry land created by the absence of the] Sea, and her child was in her hand, and she cried and stretched out her hand she could reach into the Sea and grab an apple or pomegranate to give to him." - Midrash Shemot Rabbah 21:10.
The Maharal of Prague had initiated a custom for Shabbat Shirah, in which he would gather the children of the community into the yard of the Altnoishul and teach them about the splitting of the sea and how the birds had joined in song with the children of Israel, and how then they would pick from the fruit growing on the trees in the sea and feed the singing birds.
*𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆*
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