Light to the Nations – with Rabbi Chaim Richman
Weekly series of short messages concerning the weekly Torah Portion.
Who is afraid of the land of Israel? Why did ten of the twelve spies sent by Moses reject the land that they themselves described as “flowing with milk and honey?” (Numbers 13:27) They feared the very physical bounty of the land, and contended that the children of Israel would be spiritually safer in the desert. But it was G-d’s desire that the people should take on the earthly challenge head-on, for the purpose of raising up the material and imbuing it with the spiritual.
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Shlach (Numbers 13:1-15:41)
Parashat Shlach is read on Shabbat:
Sivan 18, 5768/June 21, 2008