Twelve righteous men are sent to “spy” on the land of Israel. Ten return with an evil report, slandering the land of Israel. What went wrong? Narrow and short-sighted self-interest? Or was there a fundamental misunderstanding of Torah and G-d’s expectations of man in this world? Our generation today has been granted by G-d the opportunity to repair the devastating damage of the evil report and bring His light into the world.
Shelach (Numbers 13:1-15:41)
Parashat Shelach is read on Shabbat:
Sivan 16, 5774/June 14, 2014