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DEVAR TORAH - SH'LACH

     Numbers 13:1-15:41



by Yehoshua ben Moshe


Shalom Aleichem,

We commence this D’var Torah by focusing upon the title of the parashat. The title of the Torah portion is entitled “SHELACH”. The IVRI transliteration of the parashat is translated to mean “SEND FORTH”. The Sidrah begins with the idea of ECHAD making it optional for the NAVI Moshe to send forth men to spy out the land that was PROMISED to the Nation of Israel. The question is why would G-d make it optional for His people (Israel) to spy out a land already given to them? “HASHEM spoke to Moses, saying, “Send forth men, if you please, and let them spy out the Land of Canaan that I give to the Children of Israel…” Numbers. 13:2. When we look at the scenario we see what seems to be a lack of trust in HASHEM of depending on His promise and that alone, but there is more to the story than what we read. From the ROOT LANGUAGE the portion begins with the concept of PERSPECTIVE on the MATTER. The leader (Moshe) has the responsibility of determining the MINDSET or PERCEPTION of his followers or students. The quest actually came as a result of the people desire to make a survey of the PROMISE LAND, “All of you approached me and said, “Let us send men ahead of us and let them spy out the land for us, and bring word back to us: the road on which we should ascend and the cities to which we should come. The idea was good in my eyes, so I took from you twelve men, one man for each tribe.” Deut. 1:22-23. It is important to note that the PROMISE LAND being given to the Children of Israel was spoken in the CAUSE. This is dealing with not just the survey of the Land, but the teachers perspective of the protégé. In other words, they could have effected the GOAL OF CREATION back in that time, but they were not ready mentally. These minds that needed to be developed had to undergo a process. There is only ONE SOUL that comes back generation after generation, “ A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth endures forever.” Ecclesiastes.1:4.In Beresheet (Gen) we are told that G-d blew Himself into us, “ And HASHEM God formed the man of dust from the ground, and He blew into his nostrils the soul of life; and man became a living being.” 2:7. In the Hebrew it literally says נשמת (Neshimot) signifying many souls, but the soul needs to make an Ascension. Someone might ask well why then is it over 7 billion people on the planet? The answer is simple, the souls have been dividing since the beginning. The quality of Host Souls and Individual souls are SUPERNAL in nature. Our names are equated to qualities, they don’t change.

The name of Moshe’s servant Hoshea was named Yehoshua which is his True nature, “ These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the Land. Moses called Hoshea son of Nun “Joshua.” 13:16. There are certain qualities that are dominant in each of us. When you connect to your true IDENTIFICATION resurrection begins, “ Many of those who sleep in the dusty earth will awaken: these for everlasting life and these for shame, for everlasting abhorrence.” Dan.12:2. The seed of resurrection is the identity through the name. The Torah is instructions to the soul. Before Moshe sends the men forth ECHAD knows that they were going to go and spy out the land and 10 of them lost faith in the Prophet (Moshe) when they brought back the “evil” report. They left the idea of a theocracy to a democracy in there reaction to the leadership. The spies became a product of what they spoke. It is easy to pick out good and bad things. All 12 spies didn’t agree upon the CORRECT PERSPECTIVE. G-d predetermines your challenge. The Host Souls are governed by His revelations, “ Trust in HASHEM with all your heart and do not rely upon your own understanding.” Proverbs. 3:5 The trust should go all the way down to the material levels. In the UPPER LEVELS of soul it’s effortless, but in the lower levels you are sweating to do everything. You can not change anything in the CAUSE. The Jewish people should be encouraged to be an example of EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP.
















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