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Torah Talk for Parashat Sh’lach

June 14, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe sends scouts to explore the Land of Israel; ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land; Hashem responds to their lack of confidence by punishing Bnei Yisrael with 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. The people are given the commandments of meal offerings, libations [liquid offerings], challah [an offering of dough], and tzitit [fringes on four-cornered garments].

A lesson derived from this parasha is “shvil hazahav” (the Golden Mean), a fancy name for the virtue of moderation. Read more >