Here are some thoughts on the Torah portion “Shelach” or “Shelach Lekha” — sometimes spelled “Shlach,” “Sh’lah,” or “Shlach Lecha” — Numbers 13:1-15:41. This is part of a series of weekly “gathering sources” posts, collecting previous material on the weekly Torah portion, most originally part of a 2010 series called “Opening the Book”:
A Path to Follow: Bialik and the unsuccessful going up
Language and Translation: “Make for themselves tzitzit“
Something to Notice: Fringe-gathering meditation
Great Source(s)-1: Sapphires Recount
Great Source(s)-2: Shefa Gold and “Dirt to Life”
Next read in most of the Diaspora on June 29, 2019.
Note 6/27/19 to anyone who has been following the “Gathering Sources” posts: The three missing posts are coming soon. But first, look for the upcoming portions Korach and Chukkat. Apologies for any confusion or inconvenience (got off-track with Shavuot).