by Rav Yaakov Medan
Yeshivat Har Etzion
Who initiated the spy mission? Was this mission originally a Divine command that went wrong, or was the idea objectionable from the very beginning? From the wording in Parashat Shelach it would seem that the spies were sent by God’s command
Rabbi Ya’akov HaLevi Filber,
Yeshivat Machon Meir
The People of Israel in the Land of Israel following the Torah of Israel — these are the three components of Jewish perfection. Since Abraham’s being thrown into the fiery furnace, the nations of the world have been trying to harm us through one of these three components.
Rabbi Jesse Horn
One of the more well-know contradictions in the Torah, appears in our Parsha. Regarding who initiated the idea of sending the spies to Israel, the Torah paradoxically attributes the proposal to both Hashem and Bnei Yisrael