• September 26, 2021
  • 20 5782, Tishri
  • פרשת בראשית

Moshe & the Land of Israel

Moshe & the Land of Israel

It is still striking to us today that Moshe, the one person who spoke to God ‘face to face’ was not allowed to enter the Land of Israel. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores the events which led to this punishment.

June 2, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moshe & the Land of Israel: The Divine sentence in the desert
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The Sefer Bamidbar opens with a triumphal description of our ancestors’ preparations to enter Land of Israel but all too soon we read of the gradual descent into anarchy and the Divine sentence that they will spend forty years in the desert.

How did this happen?

We will see what the commentators see in this sad narrative and what lessons it holds for us.

June 9, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moshe & the Land of Israel: Why did the Jews in the desert who saw miracles believe the spies? The answer of the Netziv
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The great almost unforgivable sin of the Jewish people was their choosing to accept the report of the ten spies and refuse to enter the Land of Israel. Today we will study this tragic event.  The focus of today’s session will be on the commentary that the Netziv of Volozhin wrote on this chapter in our history.

June 16, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moshe & the Land of Israel: Moshe Rabbeinu and the Rock- the final straw
June 23, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moshe & the Land of Israel: What did Moshe Rabbeinu Seek in the Land of Israel?
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In today’s session we will examine why Moshe Rabbeinu pleaded with Hashem to be allowed to enter Israel and why this request was denied.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.