Sunday, April 18, 2010

Women's love of Israel


"Alternatively, this is why the Torah specified that the Spies [who rejected the land of Israel] were men: The sages said that the men hated the land of Israel, and they said, ‘Let us set our heads in the other direction and return to Egypt.’ The women were the ones who loved the land, and they [the daughters of Tzelafchad] said, ‘Give us a share in the land.’

"Gd said to Moses: In My opinion, knowing what I see in the future, it would be better to send women, for they love the land and they won’t speak disgracefully about it. Send them for yourself, though, according to your opinion, for you believe these men are righteous."

(Kli Yakar to Bamidbar 13:1)

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