The tzitzit (fringes) and tallit (prayer shawl) serve as physical reminders of our connections with previous generations and of the faith that sustained them and us.
The survival and success of the Jewish people stems from our ability to mold reality to match our dreams and ideals.
Moses sends scouts to explore the Land of Israel; ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land.
The tzitzit (fringes) on our clothes remind us not to be discouraged or lose hope for social change, based on the realities we see around us.
The person who gathered wood on Shabbat in Parashat Sh'lach violated the atmosphere of tranquility essential to the Sabbath.
Unable to see beyond their own fears and insecurities, 10 of the 12 spies despaired of conquering Canaan.
We can all heed Moses' reminder to God, to live up to God's reputation of being slow to anger.
The role of the spies was to determine whether they and the Israelites had the confidence and certainty of God's love to enter the land of the covenant.