Posts tagged Sh’lach L’cha

Sh’lach L’cha-Haiku

Kol Nidre worship … Includes several verses … From this week’s portion — The evening worship service for Yom Kippur is called Kol Nidre, named for the well known prayer with which the service begins. After the Kol Nidre prayer is chanted, the following verses from this week’s Torah portion are recited: Numbers 14:19-20 “Pardon, […]

Sh’lach L’cha (Send for yourself)

Sh'lach L'cha

Numbers 13:11 to 15:41 More kvetching … The Israelites want a new leader to take them back to Egypt – out of the desert. God is angered and responds with a commandment for all future generations. This is the second week we read from the parshot I have titled The Book of Kvetch… successive parshot […]

Sh’lach L’cha – Tor...

Sh'lach L'cha

  God says to Moses: … Sh’lach l’cha anashim … Send – but “for yourself” — The opening words of this week’s portion are commonly translated as, “God spoke to Moses, saying, Send men to scout the land of Canaan … “. But the key words – sh’lach l’cha – literally mean “send for yourself.” […]

Sh’lach L’cha (Send)

Sh'lach L'cha

Numbers 13:1 to 15:41 The text focuses on two problems – Scouts are sent to the Promised Land and return with a report showing a lack of faith in God… Later, a man forgets the laws of Shabbat by collecting wood … working…. A solution is presented by God in the form of fringes on […]

Sh’lach L’cha- Torah in H...

​ G-d’s angry again … Moses has to “talk Him down” … It sounds familiar —- After the people made the golden calf, G-d told Moses, “Let Me be that My anger may blaze forth against them and that I may destroy them and make of you a great nation.” (Exodus 32:10). This week we […]

Sh’lach L’cha(Send to you...

Biblical Scouts

Numbers 13:1 to 15:41 After God asks Moses to send scouts to explore the Promised Land, the scouts return with an unfavorable report. One wonders why God punishes the people for their response of wanting to return to Egypt. “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, “Send notables to scout the land of Canaan, which […]

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