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            פרשת בשלח

‏Question & Answer

By Rabbi Shlomo Meir Elharar S”T


‏Question #1: How is it possible that Pharaoh who is engrossed in his evilness and cruelty be attributed with 

‏                     Yetziat Mitzrayim (The Exodus of Egypt) like it says in the Pasuk: “Vayehi  Beshalach Pharaoh et Ha’am” “And it

‏                     was when Pharaoh send out the nation.”  

‏                     And in the words of The Abarbanel: Why does it say “Vayehi Beshalach Pharaoh et Ha’am” And it was when Pharaoh

‏                     sent out the nation.” It would we more proper to say: “Betzet Israel Mimitrayim” "When Israel left Egypt.” Why was it necessary

‏                     for the Pasuk (verse) to let us know that Pharaoh sent them out since it already said earlier  that they left with his permission

‏                     and were sent out of Egypt?


‏Answer:  We find in the Medrash in Shemot Raba 20-2 on the Pasuk: "Vayehi Beshalach Pharaoh"—it says in another Pasuk in Tehilim 147-15

‏               “The One who sends His word on the land very quick His word runs.”  Woe is to the wicked that they are Rima and Tolea (two types

‏                of worms) and are annulled from the world and look to annul Hashem’s word.  He (Hashem) said to them: you said: “And also Israel

‏                I won’t send out.” I said: “Send out my nation.” Let’s see who’s word will prevail! At the end Pharaoh stood on his own will and went 

‏                and fell on Moshe’s feet and said to Israel: “And he (Pharaoh) called out to Moshe and Aharon in the night and said get up and leave

‏                from among my nation also you and also Bene Israel and go serve Hashem like you’ve said.” (Shemot 12-31)

‏                Hashem said to Pharaoh and now Pharaoh who’s word stood yours or mine?  That’s why it says in the verse : “The One who sends

‏                His word on the land.” And when is this [that He sends His word]? That’s why it says: “And it was when Pharaoh sent…” (In other words

‏                we answer the question that why was Pharaoh connected to the actual exodus of Am Israel from Mitzrayim? And we explained

‏                it’s alluding to the fact that Pharaoh said he won’t send the nation of Israel out of Egypt and at the end it was he himself who went out

‏                begging them to leave; showing it Hashem’s word that prevails!!) 


‏Conclusion: Pharaoh was stubborn by announcing:  "who’s Hashem that I should listen to His word to send out Israel?” And also saying: “I 

‏                     haven’t known Hashem.”  He had to succumb to Hashem Blessed is He and accept that he is The Ruler and All-mighty.  

‏                     When a refuser and boastful being confesses that’s his fall in the eyes of all.








            פרשת בשלח

‏Question & Answer

By Rabbi Shlomo Meir Elharar S”T


שו״ת  ש׳מ׳ח

 שאלות ותשובות     מפרשת השבוע    


  בשלח תשפ״ג    


      בחסדי ה׳ מאת

הרב שלמה מאיר    אלהרר סט׳

       בית אל 

מירטל ביץ ארה״ב



1.שאלה:איך יתכן שפרעה המדופלם ברשעותו ואכזריותו יקבל את קרדיט יציאת מצרים כנאמר

״ויהי בשלח פרעה את העם?

ובלשון האברבנאל:

למה אמר ״ויהי בשלח פרעה את העם״ היה ראוי שיאמר ״בצאת ישראל ממצרים״ ומה לו להודיע ששלחם פרעה שכבר נאמר למעלה שיצאו ברשותו וגורשו ממצרים?


תשובה:במדרש שמות רבא כ,ב: ״ויהי בשלח פרעה״

הדא הוא דכתיב(תהילים קמז,טו)״השולח אמרתו ארץ עד מהרה ירוץ דברו״ אוי להם לרשעים שהם רימה ותולעה ובטלים מן העולם ומבקשים לבטל דברו של הקב״ה 

אמר להם:אתם אמרתם(שמות ה,ב) ״וגם את ישראל לא אשלח״  אני אמרתי ״שלח את עמי״ נראה דברי מי עומדים,דברי מי בטלים?! לסוף עמד פרעה בעצמו והלך ונפל על רגליו של משה ואמר להם לישראל


״ וַיִּקְרָא לְמֹשֶׁה וּלְאַהֲרֹן לַיְלָה וַיֹּאמֶר קוּמוּ צְּאוּ מִתּוֹךְ עַמִּי גַּם אַתֶּם גַּם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וּלְכוּ עִבְדוּ אֶת יְהוָה כְּדַבֶּרְכֶם״(שמות יב,לא)

אמר לו הקב״ה:מה,פרעה?!

דבריך עמדו או דברי

לכן נאמר:״השולח אמרתו ארץ״ אימתי? ״ויהי בשלח פרעה

סיכום: פרעה האמיץ שהכריז מי ה׳ אשר אשמע בקולו לשלח את ישראל

לא ידעתי את ה׳ וכו׳

הודה בריש גלי שנכנע לאלקותו יתברך שהוא המושל ובעל הכח כולו 

הודאת הסרבן הגדול והגאותן היא השפלתו לעיני כל






Wednesday, January 25th at Beth El Myrtle beach



Rabbi  Elharar in Jerusalem   "I had the honor and privilege  to meet the chief Rabbi of Israel Chacham Yetzchak Yosef shalita received Blessings and advice and also to say Devar Torah in his kolel in Jerusalem." 

Rabbi Elharar  in Jerusalem


Special Shabaton  at Beth-El with  the famous international singer YAACOV SHWEKEY



Thanks to everyone who made this year's Gala event successful

 Annual Gala and Community Celebration

Beth El Orthodox Congregation of Myrtle Beach Invites you to our Annual Gala and Community Celebration. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or ahead of time by many of the participating businesses and local volunteering congregants. Call 786-342-4122 for more information. All forms of payment accepted. For credit card purchases, please go to the "DONATE" Tab on the menu bar of the website and select raffle ticket as the option from the dropdown menu.

Each ticket is a donation to the Synagogue and will get 1 person access to the event. All tickets will be entered into a raffle at the end of the night for a chance to win a (first Prize) Silver Hanukiyah and (second prize) Genuine Megilat Esther.

Extravagant buffet, Open bar, Music, and Raffle
Date: Monday, December 5th @ 6:30PM
Location: 7211 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Ticket Prices:
Single Ticket $120
5 Tickets $555
10 Tickets $1,000

Tax Deductible Donation


בית א'ל- הקהילה הספרדית של מירטל ביץ



 THE NEW LOOK AT BETH-ELThanks to the generosity of Mr. Yaacov Cobie Tzeruia.May Hashem bless him for his kindness and support.


Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Beth-El is Myrtle Beach’s oldest and largest Sephardic synagogue. Founded in the 1970's, it has grown to serve many families in the community daily and during the High Holidays.


Our congregation's history and heritage are rich and varied, as our members are descendants of Jews from the Middle East, Spain, and Latin America.

Though Hebrew is the first language of most of our congregants, it's not uncommon to hear English, Spanish, and Arabic being spoken, sometimes all within the same conversation.


We have an active and friendly community, study groups, as well as social, educational, youth and singles' activities throughout the year.

Every Shabbat we provide a hot Sephardic style sit down kiddush luncheon and a shiur program within a warm inviting environment.

We welcome you to be our guest and experience a Sephardic Shabbat with us.

Words and thoughts from the Torah from Rabbi   Elharar



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Sunday School Fun Events at Beth-El


High School students of Myrtle Beach  come with Beth El NCSY to Israel this summer. For more information contact the Rabbi or come to the weekly class/meeting every Sunday at 5:30 pm at  Beth El.


                     Youth Group at Beth-El     

Successful Myrtle Beach Challah Bake Thanks  to everyone for all the wonderful support and attendance  to make  the   Great Big Challah Bake a successful and fun event for the community. 

 Join us for many more simchot throughout the year and be a part of our warm community.



Special event for all women of the community of Myrtle Beach. Please come for a wonderful evening together and participate in the Mitzvah of Hafrashat Challah.

Already over 70 confirmed attendees!!

$18 donation optional


בית א'ל מקדמת בברכה את כלל ישראל להשתתף בפעולותי'ה,תפילות,שיעורי תורה,מפגשים,שבתונים ובפרט תוכנית הנוער היהודי NCSY .

מטרתינו לשמר ולחזק את מסורת ישראל על ידי גישור בין המשפחות לרוחניות באמצעות קו מנחה ברור של זהות יהודית הבנוי'ה על ההלכה וההשקפה מזה דורי דורות,

האוירה החברית,אהבת ישראל,הקשר לארץ ישראל ולתורת ישראל

Thu, February 9 2023 18 Shevat 5783