Shelah/Send forth is the fourth portion of the biblical book Numbers read in synagogues in Israel on Shabbat, June 25, 2016. It tells of the failure of eight of the ten representatives of the Israelite tribes to see that spiritual essence of Torah is to make the Land of Israel a holy land by sanctifying of every aspect of life. The “different spirit” of Calev of the tribe of Judah is sorely needed in Israel today.
My wife Miriam and I created the “Torah Tweets’ blogart project to link our story to the biblical narrative http://bibleblogyourlife.blogspot.com through digital photography and tweet poetry disseminated worldwide through the blogsphere and twitterverse. Below is our “Torah Tweets” post for this week’s Torah portion Shelah (Numbers 13:1-15:41) followed by quotations in my book Photograph God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life http://photographgod.com on seeing spirituality in the mundane.