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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Shelakh 2016

Shelakh: What Now?

This week’s Torah portion, Shelakh (Send), opens with the Israelite poised at the border of Canaan. God instructs Moses to scout out the land, and Moses sends them off with the following instructions: See what the land is [like] land it is, and the people who inhabit it: are they strong or weak, are they few or many? And […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Shelakh

Shelakh: Spies

In this week’s reading, God instructs Moshe to send scouts to Canaan to gather intelligence about the Promised Land. He wanted to know the lay of the land, and the infrastructure that was already in place. He wanted to know what the people were like and whether they would face strong opposition. And he wanted to […]

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