Sh'lach L'cha

שְׁלַח-לְךָ
Send [Notables to Scout the Land]

Numbers 13:1−15:41

When Is Sh'lach L'cha Read?

/ 25 Sivan 5781
/ 26 Sivan 5782
/ 28 Sivan 5783

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)

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