Torah Talk for Parashat Sh’lach
June 14, 2017 by
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 >