Shelach: Cultivating the Spiritual Practice of Humbled Self-Confidence

Posted by Yiscah Smith on June 4, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Bamidbar (Numbers), Shelach


In this podcast, Yiscah Smith discusses the high value that the Jewish tradition places on bitachon atzmi–self-confidence–and being able to trust in one’s self and one’s judgment. The shiur is based on the verse in Numbers 14:24, referring to Calev as possessing “a different spirit.”

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About Yiscah Smith

Yiscah is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. She is a Jewish educator, spiritual activist and published author who addresses the spiritual dimension of authentic living. Yiscah employs her own story of ​the joys and struggles with her own spirituality, gender identity and commitment to authentic living​. As one who transitioned from a Chabad man to an observant woman, she presents topics in an accessible and vivid style, from both a personal and a text-based perspective. Click here to read more.

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