Shlah

Numbers 13:1-15:41

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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
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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
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From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

The Power of Perception
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

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
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Parashat Shlah Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat Shlah Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

 

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