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Spies, The: Twelve men--one from each tribe--were chosen to spy the Land of Canaan, to determine how best to capture it. When they returned to the Israelite camp, they discouraged the Israelites from going to Israel, saying it would be unconquerable.
Parshah Curiosities: Shelach
Moses selects scouts to inspect the Promised Land, and excite the people about their new home. Sadly most chose unwarranted negative reportage instead, dissuading the nation from journeying onward to Eretz Yisrael. To bolster their case, they harvest the ...
How to Study Torah - Shelach
Before entering the land of Israel, Moses sent twelve spies to scout out the land. Follow the spies on their journey through the Holy Land. Where did they go? Where did they stop? What did they see?
Torah Portion of Shelach
The bond between Moses and his disciple Caleb was not always known to all—even to Caleb himself.
The Talmud deduces from the narrative of the spies that ten men constitute a congregation, thus the minyan which is used for specific sacred rituals. Why is it derived from the erring spies?
Go to any synagogue in the world and you will find numerous copies of the Five Books of Moses. Beneath the primary text on every page, there lies a subscript penned in an unfamiliar alphabet. This is Rashi - the greatest Torah commentary of all time. What...
If life is a mission, then everything depends on keeping one’s eyes on the objective.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary in theTalmud on the names of the spies
The Talmud teaches us that each of the spies’ names offers a glimpse into their wayward conduct, yet only one of them has a fundamental lesson for each of us in our lives.
Does it matter how others view you?
Sometimes the spiritual demands that Judaism makes on us seem a tall order. We may not attain all the spiritual ideals of Torah, but each of us is capable of making significant strides.
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Shelach
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
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