This parashah deals with the administration of justice in the land of Israel and the connection between no going back to Egypt.
In this parashah, Moshe prepares the people for their entry into Israel, extolling the conduit of blessing that they are about to conquer.
This week’s study guide continues an ongoing conversation about how to divide the land of Israel for the tribes of the Israelites.
The study guide for Parashat Pinchas investigates the division of the land of Israel among the twelve tribes of the nation.
The study guide for Shlach focuses on the phrase used by spies, that the people of the land of Israel were too strong for the Israelites.
Our parashah is bookended by the story of the spies and tzitzit. This leads to a discussion on the obligation of mitzvot.
Tu Bishvat, the new year for Trees, can remind us that the world is God’s sacred gift to humanity, a precious legacy entrusted to our care.