Rabbi Joshua Herman

Rabbi Joshua Herman is an assistant rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, TX.

Hope in the Darkness of Fear

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Vered L. Harris

In this week’s Torah portion, Sh’lach L’cha, 12 scouts are sent into the Promised Land to bring back a report to the former slaves in the wilderness. Ten of them report that the Land flows with milk and honey, but it will be difficult to conquer. Two spies present a different point of view, projecting an energizing sense of hope over a paralyzing sense of fear.