Shlah

Numbers 13:1-15:41

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To read the full text in English and Hebrew, click here: Numbers 13:1-15:41

Moses sends 12 spies to explore the Land of Israel. Ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land. God responds to their lack of confidence by punishing them with 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. God commands the Israelites to put fringes on the ends of their clothing.

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tzitzit
God tells the Israelites to wear tzitzit (fringes).

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Reputation is Everything
Rabbi Andrea Steinberger, Hillel

 

Rerouting Goals
Alana Alpert, AJWS

 

Seeing Beneath the Surface
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL

 

Slowly Healing the World
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, AJWS

 

The Eyes Have It
Rabbi Randy Sheinberg, Union for Reform Judaism

 

The Blue of the Ocean, the Sky, & Tzitzit
Elizabeth Richman, AJWS

 

How Do Activists Stay Active?
Nina Wouk, socialaction.com

 

Very, Very Good
John & Miriam Schlackman, Canfei Nesharim

 

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

The Power of Perception
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University

 

The Sin of the Spies
Josee Wolff, Women of Reform Judaism

 

Sticks & Stoned
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

 

A Focus on the Here & Now
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative

 

Fringe Story
Rabbi Lisa Gelber, JTS

 

Scouting for Self-Confidence
Rabbi Steve Greenberg, CLAL

 

Fringed With Faith
Melanie Kohler Levav, UJA-Federation of New York

 

Family and Fun

 
Parashat Shlah for Families
Torah Topics for Today

 

Keeping Things in Perspective
Torah Topics for Today

 

The Courage to Think Differently
Torah Topics for Today

 

Parashat Shlah Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat Shlah Challah
Julie Seltzer

 






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To read the full text in English and Hebrew, click here: Numbers 13:1-15:41

Moses sends 12 spies to explore the Land of Israel. Ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land. God responds to their lack of confidence by punishing them with 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. God commands the Israelites to put fringes on the ends of their clothing.

Click here for a summary of Shlah
Click here for a summary of the Haftarah
for Shlah

tzitzit
God tells the Israelites to wear tzitzit (fringes).

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Reputation is Everything
Rabbi Andrea Steinberger, Hillel

 

Rerouting Goals
Alana Alpert, AJWS

 

Seeing Beneath the Surface
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL

 

Slowly Healing the World
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, AJWS

 

The Eyes Have It
Rabbi Randy Sheinberg, Union for Reform Judaism

 

The Blue of the Ocean, the Sky, & Tzitzit
Elizabeth Richman, AJWS

 

How Do Activists Stay Active?
Nina Wouk, socialaction.com

 

Very, Very Good
John & Miriam Schlackman, Canfei Nesharim

 

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

The Power of Perception
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University

 

The Sin of the Spies
Josee Wolff, Women of Reform Judaism

 

Sticks & Stoned
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

 

A Focus on the Here & Now
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative

 

Fringe Story
Rabbi Lisa Gelber, JTS

 

Scouting for Self-Confidence
Rabbi Steve Greenberg, CLAL

 

Fringed With Faith
Melanie Kohler Levav, UJA-Federation of New York

 

Family and Fun

 
Parashat Shlah for Families
Torah Topics for Today

 

Keeping Things in Perspective
Torah Topics for Today

 

The Courage to Think Differently
Torah Topics for Today

 

Parashat Shlah Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat Shlah Challah
Julie Seltzer

 






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