Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Beha’alotcha” (Numbers chapter 13 through 15).
- Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.
The Erev Shabbat overview teaching includes the story of another one of the most difficult incidents in the Torah, as well as the first recorded attempt at “democracy” in recorded history. It is a tough lesson, but one that remains vital to our understanding today:
The Sabbath Day teaching combines elements from at least two disparate, but very much related, turning points in history:
the story of the ‘spies’ and the First Recorded Vote in history,
and the signing of the Declaration of Independence,
both of them arguably even more crucial today than ever: