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Parashat Shelach
Presented By: Rav Moshe Davis

Written by: Ori Engelman

In Parashat Shlach, the sin of the spies resulted in wandering in the desert for 40 years and suffering throughout the generations.

Why was the Nation of Israel punished so severely for the sin of the spies?

Since the connection between God and the nation can be fully realized only in the Land, rejecting the Land is the equivalent of rejecting God.

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Presented By: Avrum Leeder

Written by: Yaakov Karmon

The Midrash lists the following four as God's "Nachala": the Nation of Israel, Land of Israel, Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple) and the Torah.

How is "Nachala" different from "Kinyan"?

While "Kinyan" is an expression of one’s place in the world, "Nacḥala" expresses the essence of one’s acquisitions within this world. God reveals Himself in the world through the four. The ultimate revelation is when the four unite.

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