Shlach: Collective Punishment

Posted by Neima Novetsky on June 21, 2016
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Bamidbar (Numbers), Shelach

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In speaking of Hashem’s various attributes, Moshe says that Hashem “visits the sins of the fathers on the sons.” This suggests that sometimes Hashem punishes a child for his father’s deeds, while the father himself escapes harm. How is this fair?

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About Neima Novetsky

Neima teaches Bible, Prophets and Biblical Exegesis at Pardes and Tanakh in the Pardes Educators Program. She and her family made aliyah from New York where she founded and directed the Advanced Tanakh Beit Midrash Program at Lincoln Square Synagogue. She has taught at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Midreshet Moriah, the Ma’ayan Institute for Women, and the Princeton University Hillel and has lectured on Biblical topics in various synagogues in both Israel and the USA. She is also a co-founder of a new Tanakh and Parshanut website called ‘Al Ha Torah.’ Click here to read more.

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