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Shelach: The "Sod" of the Meraglim


Prior to the death of Yaakov Avinu, he shares his apprehensions with his children regarding the future. Concerning Shimon and Levi, Yaakov declares (Bereishis 49:6) bisodam al tavo nafshi, into their conspiracy, may my soul not enter. The Gemara (Sanhedrin … Continue reading

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Taanis 29a: Meraglim and the Bais HaMikdash


The Gemara states that the Meraglim returned from spying out Eretz Yisroel on Tisha B’Av, and they caused the Jewish People to cry bitterly about their future life in Eretz Yisroel. HaShem declared, “You cried tears for nothing! I will … Continue reading

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