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Dvar Torah for Shelach 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shelach 7th Aliyah

Parashas Shelach ends with the commandment to wear tzitzis on all four-cornered garments to remind us of the six hundred and thirteen mitzvos (15:39). Rabbi Yochanan Zweig wonders how this mitzvah...

Dvar Torah for Shelach 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shelach 6th Aliyah

The Torah describes the mitzvah of challah, the act of separating a piece of kneaded dough and donating it to the priest (15:17–21), distinct from the commandment to donate grain (Terumah). Why is...

Dvar Torah for Shelach 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shelach 5th Aliyah

The Torah describes the supplements that are now to be brought with the sacrifices, including Minchah (meal offerings) and Nesech (wine). Commentaries explain that this is to atone for the spies’...

Dvar Torah for Shelach 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shelach 4th Aliyah

After the spies’ negative report about Israel, a plague kills them, except for Calev and Yehoshua, who “remained alive” (14:38). Why does the Torah need to specify that Calev and Yehoshua remained...

Dvar Torah for Shelach 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shelach 3rd Aliyah

As Calev and Yehoshua try to convince the people to trust G-d that His land is perfect for them, they claim that the people of that land “are [as] our bread” (14:9). Aside from its not being...

Dvar Torah for Shelach 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shelach 2nd Aliyah

While the stage was set for the Nesiim to bring the Jews into the Promised Land, Parashas Shelach describes the tragic negative report that condemned the Jews to the desert for forty years until the...

Dvar Torah for Shelach 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shelach 1st Aliyah

The story of the spies speaking negatively about the land of Israel (13:1–14:25) is relayed directly after Miriam is punished for speaking negatively about her brother Moshe (12:1–16). The Midrash...