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Sh'lach L'cha

Sh'lach L'cha

Send [Notables to Scout the Land]
Numbers
13:1−15:41

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Send emissaries to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them." - Numbers 13:1-2

Summary: 
  • Moses sends twelve spies to the Land of Israel to report on the inhabitants and the country. Despite the positive report of Joshua and Caleb, the people are frightened. (13:1–14:10)
  • God threatens to wipe out the Children of Israel but relents when Moses intercedes on their behalf. To punish the people, God announces that all those who left Egypt would not enter the Land of Israel except for Joshua and Caleb. (14:11–45)
  • Moses instructs the Israelites regarding setting aside challah, the observance of the Sabbath, how to treat strangers, and the laws of tzitzit. (15:1–41)

When do we read Sh'lach L'cha?

2019 Jun 29
/26 Sivan, 5779
2020 Jun 20
/28 Sivan, 5780
2022 Jun 25
/26 Sivan, 5782

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