This week’s Torah portion contains one of the worst, if not the single gravest sin in the entire Torah: the slanderous report of the spies against the Land of Israel. Moses sends one representative from each tribe to scout out the territory and ten of the twelve return with a negative report. Only Caleb and Joshua have faith in God and speak positively about Israel. Whereas God forgives many sins throughout the Bible, slandering Israel is completely unacceptable and the entire generation is punished with 40 years of wandering. We must all be more like Caleb and Joshua and speak positively about Israel at every opportunity! Learn more with a free Israel Bible Reading Plan, and you’ll get our inspiring eBook “24 Inspirational Verses” with gorgeous photos of the Land.
With this Touch Israel Biblical Map you can now have the famous sites and cities of Israel under your fingertips. Learn more about anicent Israel and what it looks like in relation to the modern state of Israel.
Boruch Len took this amazing photo of a bee in flight over a cactus flower. The cactus plant is a “sabra” in Hebrew, which is also the word used to describe a native Israeli: prickly on the outside but sweet on the inside!