Category: courage

SELF-CONFIDENCE MAKES COURAGE POSSIBLE…

SHELACH LECHA — Courage is necessary to get through certain moments in each of our lives.  For some it takes courage to meet new people or walk alone into a party.  For others it’s a job interview or moving to a new place.  There are those who have an abundance of courage and those who have it in short supply.  But what makes courage possible is self-confidence — a positive self-image and a belief that things will turn out all right. In this week’s Torah portion, Moses chooses twelve men to go to the Promised Land to see whether...

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COURAGE TO THINK DIFFERENTLY…

SHELACH LECHA — Most likely you have found yourself in a group situation where your opinion simply does not match the group consensus? Do you speak your mind, or do you keep silent? If you choose to share your opinion, how do you go about introducing it? And if you remain quiet, do you think of it as being for the “good of the group”? In this week’s Torah portion, Shelach Lecha, a group of scouts is sent out to report back on what lies ahead for the Israelites. When ten of the twelve scouts return, ten paint a...

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