Shavuot Hallel Paragraph Two
“The sea saw it and fled.” (Psalms 114:3) What did the sea behold? The sea beheld the Children of Israel struggling with one another in their zeal to hallow the name of the Holy One, Blessed is He, and it said, “Why do I stand unmoved? Forthwith, the sea fled, as it is written, “The sea saw it and fled.” (Midrash Tehillim 114:9)
The challenge of this chapter is to sing it with such intense zeal for God and His Torah, that you will inspire all of Creation to sing with you.
Focus on the parts of Torah for which you have the greatest passion, and use that passion to sing this chapter.
Use this chapter to pray that your Torah study during the year should be blessed to be with incredible zeal.