Parashat Shelach – Why send spies?

Parashat Shelach – Why send spies?

In this weeks Parasha we read about the terrible sin of the spies. The big question is why did Moshe send spies and more than that, what is that have to do with is and what can we learn from that? Duration of class: 1:08:32           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/454089471-rabbialonanava-parashat-shelach-why-send-spies.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 4, 2018 at 4:45 AM

Parashat Shelach – Search and Destroy

Parashat Shelach – Search and Destroy

  Duration of class: 31:23           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/453552405-rabbialonanava-parashat-shelach-search-and-destroy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 3, 2018 at 7:19 AM

Committed Clothing

Committed Clothing

“…And it shall be a fringe for you, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of G-d and do them…” – Bamidbar 15:39 וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְצִיצִת וּרְאִיתֶם אֹתוֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹת ה’ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם – במדבר טו, לט Rashi explains how the tzitzis fringes remind us of all the mitzvos. The numerical equivalents of the […]

June 3, 2018 at 1:38 AM

The Theory of Dough

The Theory of Dough

“…The beginning of your dough you shall separate as challah… A gift to G-d…” – Bamidbar 15:20-21 רֵאשִׁית עֲרִסֹתֵכֶם חַלָּה תָּרִימוּ תְרוּמָה . . תִּתְּנוּ לַה’ תְּרוּמָה – במדבר טו, כ-כא The mitzvah of challah obligates us to separate a portion of every (large) batch of dough that we bake and give it as a gift to the kohen. The […]

June 2, 2018 at 2:38 AM

Where the Angels Failed

Where the Angels Failed

“…There we saw the Nephilim, sons of the giant, who descended from the Nephilim…” – Bamidbar 13:33 וְשָׁם רָאִינוּ אֶת הַנְּפִילִים בְּנֵי עֲנָק מִן הַנְּפִלִים – במדבר יג, לג The Midrash (Yalkut Shimoni, Beraishis 44) relates that when the early humans took to worshipping idols, two angels named Shamchazai and Azael suggested before G-d that they could replace humanity in […]

June 1, 2018 at 2:53 AM

Intentions Alone Won’t Do

Intentions Alone Won’t Do

“…And when Bnei Yisrael were in the desert, they found a man gathering wood on the Shabbos day…” – Bamidbar 15:32 וַיִּהְיוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּמִּדְבָּר וַיִּמְצְאוּ אִישׁ מְקֹשֵׁשׁ עֵצִים בְּיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת – במדבר טו, לב The Torah relates that a man gathered wood in violation of the Shabbos, and G-d instructed that he be put to death. According to the […]

June 1, 2018 at 2:46 AM

Manufacturer’s Instructions

Manufacturer’s Instructions

“…We are unable to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we…” – Bamidbar 13:31 לֹא נוּכַל לַעֲלוֹת אֶל הָעָם כִּי חָזָק הוּא מִמֶּנּוּ – במדבר יג, לא Moshe sent spies to the Land of Israel, instructing them, “See the land, what is it: are the people who inhabit it strong or weak? Are they few or […]

June 12, 2017 at 2:14 AM

Telling Priorities

Telling Priorities

“…Calev silenced the people regarding Moshe, and he said, “We shall surely go up and take possession of it, for we can indeed overcome it…” – Bamidbar 13:30 וַיַּהַס כָּלֵב אֶת הָעָם אֶל מֹשֶׁה וַיֹּאמֶר עָלֹה נַעֲלֶה וְיָרַשְׁנוּ אֹתָהּ כִּי יָכוֹל נוּכַל לָהּ – במדבר יג, ל Moshe sent spies to the Land of Israel. Upon their return, they reported: […]

June 26, 2016 at 4:39 AM