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Shabbat Service and Torah Discussion — Parasha Shelach

  • The Chatham Synagogue 1536 County Route 28 Chatham Center, NY 12184 United States (map)

Shelach is the 37th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Numbers.

Moses sends twelve spies to the Land of Israel to report on the inhabitants and the country. Despite the positive report of Joshua and Caleb, the people are frightened.

G-d threatens to wipe out the Children of Israel but relents when Moses intercedes on their behalf. To punish the people, G-d announces that all those who left Egypt would not enter the Land of Israel except for Joshua and Caleb.

Moses instructs the Israelites regarding setting aside challah, the observance of the Sabbath, how to treat strangers, and the laws of tzitzit.

The Shabbat service begins at 9:30 am.
The Torah discussion begins at approximately 10:30 am.

Shabbat services typically end around noon with a kiddush.