Brave Nachshon

Shavua Tov. Rabbeinu Bechaye writes that Nachshon Ben Aminadav was not the only one ready to jump in the Red Sea. There were other brave men from the tribes of Binyamin, Yissaschar and Zevulun, who were also ready to jump in. Nachshon was the first.

There is a great deal to be learned from this heroic act. It not only works on a national level, but also on a personal level.

There are many challenges we are faced with in life. There are times when we know what the right decision is for us, but we are afraid, or lack the courage to do the right thing.

Sometimes taking baby steps is the way to go. But there are others, when we need to make the Nachshon type leap. Like Nachshon, we must have faith in Hashem and not be afraid.

He might just split our own personal Red Sea for us.