Why Joshua?
Parashat Va-Yelekh

Shai Held

The Torah reiterates the commissioning of Joshua as Moses’ successor again and again. All of this raises a simple question: Why Joshua? What is it about this man in particular that earns him the honor (and the burden) of leading Israel?

Why Joshua? Or: In (Ambivalent) Praise of Hesitancy
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