Tagged ‘shelah lekha’

Shelah Lekha 5778

June 7, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Shelah Lekha by Cantor Sandy Horowitz ’14 In the story of the twelve spies who scout out the land of Canaan in Parashat Shelah Lekha we experience several different leadership styles — from the spies, Joshua … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shelah

June 13, 2017 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

by Cantor Sandy Horowitz What’s in a Name? Parashat Shelah tells the story of twelve spies sent by Moses to scout out the land of Canaan that has been promised by God to the Israelite people. Upon their return, ten … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shelah

June 29, 2016 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

The Generations of the Wilderness by Rabbi Len Levin Should the Israelites of the wilderness generation be condemned for their unruliness and lack of faith? Or admired for their heroic survival in the face of adversity? Closer to our time: … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shelah

June 10, 2015 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

by Rabbi Isaac Mann The importance that the Torah gives to someone’s name is underscored in this week’s Torah portion of Shelah. Before Moses sent forth the twelve spies to scout out the land of Israel, he changed the name … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shelah

November 5, 2014 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Shelah Rabbi Isaac Mann The opening Rashi of this week’s Parashah (Numbers 13:2) addresses himself to the question of what is the connection between the story of the twelve spies sent by Moses to scout out the Land of Canaan and the … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Shelah

May 30, 2013 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Holy Imperfection By Rabbi Len Levin In one of his most Promethean poems, “The Dead of the Wilderness,” the modern Hebrew poet Hayyim Nachman Bialik depicts the generation of the world as sleeping giants, who one day will rise tempestuously … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Sh’lah L’kha

June 16, 2011 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah, News

In this week’s parashah we read about the spies, twelve tribal leaders selected by Moses for a forty day reconnaissance mission to report on the nature of the Promised Land. After traversing wilderness and mountainous terrain, the men returned and … Continue reading »