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put the feet of the Jewish People on the path to the eventual Redemption for which we are all waiting.
A little while after the revelation at Sinai, Moses sent representatives of the tribes to spy out
the Land (Num. Ch. 13) preparatory to going on to take up God’s promise that the Land of Israel was to
be the home of the Jewish people and the centre from which God’s word was to flow and reach the
four corners of the world, “For out of Zion shall go forth the Torah and the word of the Lord from
Jerusalem”. (Isaiah Ch. 2.V. 3). The spies returned bringing beautiful samples of the fruits of the Holy
Land. However, they struck fear into the hearts of their listeners by saying that the land was inhabited
by giants who would make short work of the Israelites. The people became so afraid they wailed to
Moses to go back to Egypt. Even today, any one who denigrates Eretz Yisrael or complains that Eretz
Yisrael is unsafe because of the ferocity of some of its non Jewish i...
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