Nevi’im (Yehoshua Perek 6) by Shlermie

Per Hashem’s command, Yehoshua has the Jews circle Jericho and the Kohanim circle Jericho and blow their shofars.  There are lots of sixes (a physical number, like the six days of the week), lots of sevens (a spiritual number, like Shabbas), and, after the circling, the shofar blasts, and the shouting of the Jews, the … [Read more…]

Nevi’im (Yehoshua Perek 1) by Shlermie

Hashem tells Yehoshua to “be strong and courageous” (Chazak v’Ematz).  This is contrasted with Hashem telling Yehoshua to “not fear and not to lose resolve” (al ta’arotz v’al taychat).  In both cases, Hashem is speaking to Yehoshua following his Torah.  And when Yehoshua speaks with the tribes of Reuven, Gad and half the tribe of … [Read more…]