Twelve spies are sent to Israel to gather intelligence and report back to Moshe and the people. Knowing full well that the children of Israel would inherit the land of Israel due to the merit of the forefathers Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’akov, who received G-d’s promise, Calev ben Yefuneh made a detour to Hevron and the cave of the Machpelah, in order to pray and spiritually unite with the souls of the righteous patriarchs.
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Shlach (Numbers 13:1-15:41)
Parashat Shlach is read on Shabbat:
Sivan 21, 5769/June 13, 2009
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