Sh'lach L'cha

שְׁלַח-לְךָ
Send [Notables to Scout the Land]

Numbers 13:1−15:41

When Is Sh'lach L'cha Read?

/ 26 Sivan 5782
/ 28 Sivan 5783
/ 23 Sivan 5784

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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Sh'lach L'cha Commentary

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Listen to Podcasts About Sh'lach L'cha

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat Sh'lach L'cha in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

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