The Egyptians, who had cruelly tortured the Jewish People for hundreds of years, are now facing their fate when the sea split to swallow them up.
Moses declares to the Jewish People: Because you see Egyptian taskmasters now, you will never see them again. (Shemot 14:13)
What is the connection, because you see them now you will never see them again, seems like a non sequitur?! asks the Baal Shem Tov founder of the Chassidic movement.
He explains as follows:
It is only because you are facing the Egyptian taskmasters that you will never see them again. Because what you resist will persist! When you face your fears and enemies’ threats, rather than hide from them and retreat in dread, you will succeed in vanquishing their emotional control over you.
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