An innocent sneak preview into the soon to be conquered holy land of Israel turns into a debacle that reverberates throughout the centuries. Why were the spies sent into the land and why did they praise the land but despise their own selves? These questions, and many more, are asked by Tzvi Richman, filling in for his father, Rabbi Richman, who is currently in the USA teaching Torah, and Yitzchak Reuven. Was this a case of too much democracy? We witness the rise of the two spies, Yehoshua and Calev, who defied the the defeatists and would become the only men of their generation to enter the land thirty nine years later. Yehoshua certainly learned the lesson of the failed spy mission. We see this when he himself orders two spies to slip into Jericho. But have we ourselves learned the lesson? Are we committed to take the land and hold onto it, come what will?
Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: SHELACH: Heaven - or at least, the Garden of Eden, in its earthly embodiment in the land of Israel - awaits the generation of the desert. All they need to do is pack their gear and step inside. From whence the spiritual negativity that drove them from "heaven's" door even as they were perched to enter? Their great failing remains for our generation to overcome and to correct. G-d, despite His great anger at their disregard for the land, blesses them with the commandments concerning the wine libations and the taking of challah, both of which are contingent on being in the land of Israel. In this manner G-d both comforts them that their children will someday enter the land, and instructs them once in the land of Israel, their Divine mission will be the rectification of the failing of Adam, the first man.
RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN IN THE USA, JUNE 2012: "IF YOU BUILD IT, HE
WILL COME:" From June 11th through June 20th, Rabbi Richman will be
speaking in different cities throughout Texas and New Mexico. Click
here for details: http://www.templeinstitute.org/if-you-build-it.htm
"IF YOU BUILD IT, HE WILL COME:" Watch this three minute promotional
video for Rabbi Richman's upcoming tour! http://youtu.be/9w3OVsdPDAc
RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 29: ELDAD & MEDAD: TWIN PROPHETS: http://universaltorah.com/programming/category/temple-institute-light-to-the-nations/prophetic-torah
THE 3RD ANNUAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY HAPPENING: PART 7 NOW ON
YOUTUBE! Rabbi Mois Navon, from Ptil Tekhelet organization, manufacturers of the biblical blue techelet dye, used in tzitziyot, (ritual fringes), and priestly garments: Mois described the colorful history of techelet from antiquity to the contemporary reestablishment of the venerated techelet industry, and what it means for the future of Israel.
PART 1, with Moshe Feiglin: http://youtu.be/cp-RIzJ5TWU
PART 2, with Rabbi Nachman Kahana: http://youtu.be/_Ar_vIi0jUs
PART 3, with Yisrael Medad: http://youtu.be/bjIbUcjI5eo
PART 4: with Yehudah Katz and band! http://youtu.be/fo3-bhhAvNg
PART 5: with Hillel Richman and Frankie Snyder. http://youtu.be/5t2j7s1HgxY
PART 6: with Tziporra Piltz . http://youtu.be/D2Hbw7FdxnU