Parashat Shelach Lecha in a nutshell
Numbers 13:1-15:41; Joshua 2:1-24; Matt 10:1-14
Erev Shabbat Service: Friday 18.15 - 19.45 pm
Shabbat Mornign Service/Shiur: Saturday 10h00 - 11h45
After the Levites are appointed caretakers of the Dwelling Place for God and the Sanctuary is anointed, God says to Moses, “Send out men to explore the land of Canaan which I am giving to the sons of Israel.” But, only two of the spies brough a positive report. The other ten spies gave an evil report and persuaded the rest of the people to believe their report. This evil report was spoken on the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, known as Tisha B’av.
And so it came to be that the scouts who spread lies about the land died suddenly before God. Only Joshua, son of Nun, and Caleb, son of Yefunneh, survived.
God told Moses to instruct the Israelites that upon entering the land they are to give offerings to God and are to remember this day, throughout all generations.