Surrounded by walls of water
On the seventh day of Pesach, we commemorate the day of the great miracle of the splitting of the sea. On the Jew’s seventh day of their Exodus from Egypt, the sea’s splitting allowed them to escape the Egyptians once and for all. As an expression of their thanks to Hashem for saving them, they sang what is known as the Song of the Sea. One of the chapters of Psalms describes the miracles that occurred during this monumental event. The verse unusually describes the sea as running away. Why didn’t it use the more appropriate term: that the sea split?