Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life.

Parshat Shelach

Readings for Shelach
Sivan 28, 5780
June 20, 2020


Haftarah:
Joshua 2:1-24
Torah Portion: Shelach
Shelach in a Nutshell

Moses sends twelve spies to the land of Canaan. Forty days later they return, carrying a huge cluster of grapes, a pomegranate and a fig, to report on a lush and bountiful land. But ten of the spies warn that the inhabitants of the land are giants and warriors “more powerful than we”; only Caleb and Joshua insist that the land can be conquered, as G‑d has commanded.

The people weep that they’d rather return to Egypt. G‑d decrees that Israel’s entry into the Land shall be delayed forty years, during which time that entire generation will die out in the desert. A group of remorseful Jews storm the mountain on the border of the Land, and are routed by the Amalekites and Canaanites.

Explore Parshah Themes
This page in other languages