Does God intimidate you? Is your relationship with God tense? And, if yes, is that a good thing?
When we are at attention, or at a reverent moment, or giving a formal speech, we stand up. When we are hanging out with friends, relaxing on a couch, or just chilling with family, we sit down.
Which of these two is optimal when building a relationship with God, religion, and Judaism? Should it be a stand-up or a sit-down experience? Can we just have a warm, relaxed rapport with God?
Is it blasphemy to even ask such questions?
The splitting of the sea, the leader Augustus, and the Az Yashir philharmonic provide the answers to these stand-up questions.
You might want to sit down for this.