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Impressions Made in the Fabric of Time

Upon hearing the spies’ report, their description of the well-fortified cities and the giants who inhabited them, “the entire congregation lifted up their voice and cried; and the people wept that night” (Numbers 14:1). The Talmud discusses the ramifications of their crying: “Rabbah said in the name of Rabbi Yochanan: ‘That night was the ninth […]

The Power of Ten

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s suggestion that we add the letter yud, equaling ten, to the word “shaliach,” which we mentioned in the previous segment, makes a great deal of sense in the context of Shelach. Moses chose twelve spies, one from each tribe to spy out the land. Ten of them banded together and returned with […]