Weekly Torah Portion – Shelach Lecha

This week’s torah portion is the source of the 3rd paragraph of the Shema/VeAhavta and it instructs us to wear ‘tzit-tzit’, the fringes at the corners of our garments. How powerful can a ritual to wear fringes be? This uniform custom has been practised by the Jewish people across time and space. While the Shema and the Ve’Ahavta may not be as emotional as other Jewish prayers, it has grounded our people in ritual for thousands of years.

Welcome to the “Raising Holy Sparks” podcast! Hope you enjoy these short weekly insights into the torah portion! This week we dive deep into the Parshah of Shelach Lecha.

Sources mentioned in connection with this week’s torah portion:

  • Numbers 15:37 – “The Lord said to Moses as follows: Speak to the Israelite people and instruct them to make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments throughout the ages; let them attach a cord of blue to the fringe at each corner. That shall be your fringe; look at it and recall all the commandments of the Lord and observe them, so that you do not follow your heart and eyes in your lustful urge. Thus you shall be reminded to observe all My commandments and to be holy to your God. I the Lord am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I, the Lord your God.”

Thanks for listening and looking forward to being on this journey through the books of the Torah with you!

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