Wednesday, June 28, 2017
OU TORAH YU TORAH and NAALEH.COM Sanctified and Safeguarded By Shira Smiles
Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein Hannah Stein is dedicating her writing this week for a refuah shelaymah for her brother, Shmuel Halevi ben Rochel. He was hit by a car at 12:10 A.M (Tuesday night/Wednesday) in Lakewood. He has sustained multiple broken bones and although he can talk, he cannot move any of his limbs at this time. Please keep him on your tefillot. When Moshe appoints the spies to reconnoiter the land Hashem has promised to Bnei Yisroel, the Torah names the spies that represent each tribe. Then Moshe changes the name of Hosheah of the tribe of Ephraim to Yehoshua, adding a “yud” at the beginning of his name. Rashi comments on Moshe’s actions by explaining that the name change, which would now begin with the two letters of God’s name, was a prayer that Yehoshua not succumb to the persuasion of his fellow spies.