Act As If- Shelach Message

    By: - 12 June 2014 - 0 Comments

    While in the desert, the Jewish people wanted to send spies into the Land of Israel to make sure that the land was safe to enter. The spies came back with a very negative report on the land’s condition and…

    In G-d We Trust- Parshas Shelach

    By: Rabbi Serebrowski - 12 June 2014 - 0 Comments

    This week’s Torah portion of Shelach relates the unfortunate and bewildering episode of the meraglim, the Jewish spies. In brief: The Israelites were on the verge of finally entering the Holy Land when they were beset by worries. Would the…

    A Tale of Two Spies- Parshas Shelach

    By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 28 May 2013 - 0 Comments

    If you pay close attention during services this Shabbat, you’ll be treated to two tales of spying and espionage. The first episode occurs in this week’s Torah portion, Shelach, which details the adventures of the spies sent by Moses to…

    The Spice of Life- Parshas Shelach

    By: Rabbi Mayer Erps - 11 June 2012 - 0 Comments

    If you were to venture into the kitchen and start exploring the contents of each cabinet, you would most likely chance upon a cabinet whose contents contain numerous containers of spices. You may ask yourself, “What is the point of…

    Like Grasshoppers Parshas Shelach

    By: Rabbi Yitzchok Oratz - 07 July 2011 - 0 Comments

    I ran away from school crying on my very first day of first grade. Why, you ask? Was the teacher a strict disciplinarian? A cruel tyrant who caused innocent children to cry? Actually he was a kind and gentle man….

    The Spies Who Loved Us Parshas Shelach

    By: Rabbi Aaron Gruman - 04 June 2010 - 0 Comments

    First the questions: The Torah describes how upon sending Hoshea and Kalev, along with ten other prominent Jewish leaders to “spy out theLandofIsrael”, Moshe changed Hoshea’s name to Yehoshua. Rashi explains that he did this as a form of prayer,…