Gathering Sources: Shelach

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).

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