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Parashas Shelach (2012)


Shelach 1

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10 months ago
Chp, 13 verses 1 - 17: God tells Moshe that he should send spies into the of Canaan. At this time these 12 men that are listed are considered righteous, equal to the princes of the tribes. Moshe adds a yud to Hoshea's name changing it to Yehoshua. The reasons why Moshe changed Yehoshua's name.

Shelach 2

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10 months ago
Chp. 13 verses 17 - 26: Moshe sends the spies to spy out the land. He sends them to the south. He gives them instructions about what they should look for. He also tells them to bring back some produce from the land. They bring a cluster of grapes, a fig, and a pomegranates. It only takes them 40 days to spy out the land. Ony Calev goes to Hebron to the graves of the Forefathers. They return with their report to Moshe and the people.

Shelach 3

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9 months ago
Chp, 13 verses 27 - 33: The report of the spies about the land and Calev's attempt to counter the negative report of the spies.

Shelach 4

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9 months ago
Chp. 14 verses 1 - 20: The people cry in their tents because of the report of the spies. Moshe and Aaron fall on their faces and Calev and Yehoshua tear their clothing. God wants to destroy the nation but Moshe argues with God to at least not destroy them all at once since it would be a chilul Hashem. Moshe evokes the attributes from the 13 that were applicable in this situation. God answers that I will pardon them according to your words.

Shelach 5

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9 months ago
Chp. 14 verses 21 - 37: G-d tells Moshe that He would do as Moshe had asked and not kill out the whole generation at once but they would die over the course of the 40 years in the desert. They would wander in the desert one year for each day that they spied out the land. They would have their words fulfilled they would die in the desert without burial. The ten spies would die a horrible death . Only Calev and Yehoshua would live and enter the land.

Shelach 6

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8 months ago
Chp. 14 verses 38 - 45 Chp. 15 verses 1 - 16: Yehoshua and Calev are the only two men of the spies and the generation that left Egypt that lived to enter the land of Israel. The people disregard Moshe's instruction and they go up the mountain to fight the Canaanites, and they are all killed. Chp. 15 begins with the promise that their children will enter the land. Continues with the laws of the meal offerings and the libations even with personal sacrifices.

Shelach 7

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8 months ago
chpl 15 verses 17 - 31: Begins with the laws of Challah. Continues with the laws of serving idols by mistake and concludes with the laws of rebelling against God with intent.

Shelach 8

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7 months ago
Chp. 15 verses 32 - 41: Begins with the person who gathers wood on the Shabbos, who is put to death by the Congregation. Ends with the command to put fringes TZITZITS, on the 4 corners of one's garments.

Parashas Shelach (2004 - 2007)


Shelach 1a

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7 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.

Shelach 2a

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7 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.

Shelach 2b

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7 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.


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