Judaism: The Book of Joshua, Chap. 23
Yehudah GlickThe writer is Director of Overseas Programming of Yeshivat Otniel, where he studied when it was established over 25 years ago and has an M.A. degree from Touro College. He made Aliyah to Israel with his family in 1974, is chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation.
Welcome to our video learning sessions for the Book of Joshua.
The Book of Joshua describes the conquest and settling of the Land of Israel by Joshua, who took over the leadership of the Israelites upon Moses' death.
Moses was punished by G-d and did not enter the Holy Land. The story is related in the Torah reading for this Shabbat, Chukat.
Joshua was his loyal pupil and having led the battle against Amalek, an experienced warrior.
In addition, having been one of the two spies, out of 12, who brought back good tidings after spying out the Holy Land, he was also a fearless man of truth .
This week we will study chapter 23, Joshua's last day, and the question is to unite or divide.