SHELACH LECHA — Mishaps can happen to anyone. Whether it’s stubbing your toe as you get out of bed in the morning, or something more serious like forgetting your lunch at home, we all have our share of annoyances and challenges. The trick is to make sure we stay in charge of our reactions and not let a small mishap escalate to a full-blown crisis. Our Torah portion, Shelach Lecha, recounts the story of the scouts sent by the Jews to check out the Land of Israel as they drew closer. The spies’ report was very unfavorable. In fact, they seemed to...Read More
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Jun 5, 2018 | courage
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...Read More
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...Read More
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