The hope of this site is to be educational and inspirational. I see the Torah as an instruction manual given to us by a
benevolent Father in heaven to help us navigate our lives, with
stories and examples for us to learn from.
BIBLE = Book of Instruction By which to Live on Earth
FROG = Forever Rely On G-d
Frogs only jump forward not backward. So too must we continue to move forward in our quest for spirituality and contentment.
6 years ago
Chp 13 verses 1 - 33: Introduction, Moshe is given permission by Hashem to send spies into the land of Canaan. He sends twelve men one from each tribe. The Torah lists their names. They return after forty days with a cluster of grapes, a pomegranate, and a fig. Ten of them give their report to Moshe and the people, with the intent of frightened the people and they succeed. Calev tries to convince the people that the land is wonderful and conquerable. The ten spies try to convince the people that they would not be able to conquer the land and that they also saw giants there.
6 years ago
Chp. 14 verses 1 - 45: The people cry in their tents and they complain to Moshe. Joshua and Calev try to convince the people that the land was very good and that Hashem will give them the land. The people threaten to stone them, but they are protected by the glory of G-d. Hashem tells Moshe that He will destroy the nation. Moshe is able to defend the people only to the point of Hashem not destroying them all at one time. He would punish all those between the ages of twenty to sixty with death and wandering in the desert for forty years. Only Joshua and Calev of those between the ages of twenty and sixty would enter the land. The ten spies die by the plague. Against Moshe's words some of the people try to go up and conquer the mountain but they are defeated by the Amalekie and Canaanie.
6 years ago
Chp. 15 verses 1 - 41: In this chp. Hashem introduces the wine libation that would accompany many sacrifices. Hashem also commands them about the taking of challah from their dough which would be given to the priests. Continues with the sacrifice brought for an error done by the congregation concerning idol worship. It continues with the individual who sins by error and his sacifice. The Torah mentions many times that there should be one law for you and the convert. Next the story of the gatherer of wood on Shabbos. The portion ends with the Chapter on Tzitzith and its laws.