Hi, Rabbi, and Happy Pesach. I heard a speaker from Gateways talk about the mystical meaning of the parting of the red sea on the seventh day of Pesach, when the Children of Israel made their complete departure from Egypt on their journey to Israel. What was the basic message of this event? Thanks a lot!
Here's a brief idea from the class regarding the “mystical” meaning of the parting of the Red Sea and its meaning for us today.
The world contains "form" and "matter." Matter is pure material that is not made into a shape and has no purpose as yet. Form is the goal, purpose and shape that is given to matter.
Water symbolizes “matter”, because it has no form and takes on the shape of whatever vessel it's placed in. On a symbolic, mystical level, by splitting the waters of the Red Sea, God showed the world that no matter or material force can stand in the way of the Jewish People's “form” — its goal, purpose and destiny.