Israel went out with a high hand… they said to Moses, “Was it for lack of graves in Egypt that you took us to die in the wilderness? What is this you have done to us to bring us out of Egypt? Israel is described as leaving Egypt with a high hand but they experienced the exodus as an unhappy mess. Sometimes, truly great moments in the life of an individual and a nation are only understood as such much later. As they happen, they’re not recognised as anything special and it is only later that we can understand their significance.