No Results Found.

Parshat Shelach: What Took Yehoshua So Long?
by in
Yehoshua’s Initial Silence in Response to the Report of the Spies And Kalev silenced the nation’s protest against Moshe. And he said: We will surely ascend and posses it. For we certainly have the ability. (BeMidbar 13:30) Our parasha relates the incident of the spies –the meraglim. Bnai Yisrael requests that spies precede them into […]
Parshat Shelach: Two Paths to Redemption
by in
And Hashem spoke to Moshe saying: Send for yourself men and they will scout the Land of Cana’an that I give to Bnai Yisrael. Send one man from each of his fathers’ tribes. Each should be a leader among them. (Sefer BeMidbar 13:1-2) 1. The report of the spies and the resultant controversy Parshat Shelach […]
Parshat Behalotcha: Stop Complaining!
by in
Throughout the book of Bamidbar there are long list of misdoings: the longing for the “good old days” in Egypt, despising the Manna given by G-d and demanding instead meat, the report of the spies, the rebellion led by Korach against Moshe and Aaron’s authority. On the surface these are a variety of sins, in […]
Is a Leader a Nursing Father?
by in
It was the emotional low of Moses’ life. After the drama at Sinai, the revelation, the golden calf, the forgiveness, the building of the Tabernacle and the book-length codes of purity and holiness, all the people can think about is food. “If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in […]
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Beha’alotcha
by in
It was a lesson I learned long ago, when I was a high school classroom teacher. I was new at this line of work, and found that my greatest challenge was to find ways to motivate the students. I tried various approaches, which all were basically attempts to motivate by giving. I tried giving special prizes and awards, granting extra privileges, and even resorting to outright bribery in order to get the students to pay attention, do their homework, and learn the subject matter.