Gad and Reuben's Request to Receive Lands East of the Jordan

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Had they learned nothing from the sin of the spies who, by de-motivating others through their behavior, condemned an entire generation to forty years of wandering in the desert?
The tribes had put sheep first, then children. But can it then be that that they actually loved their sheep more than their children?
Sometimes the question is raised whether the Torah scholar is “escaping” from the real world.
Why the dramatic shift in Moses' view on the Jewish settlement of the eastern territories? If the Reubenites' and Gadites' petition initially struck him as reminiscent of the sin of the Spies, what convinced him to endorse their plan and even expand on it...
The descendants of Reuben and Gad had an abundance of livestock, very numerous . . . and they spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the kohen and to the princes of the community, saying . . . “The land that the L‑rd struck down before the congregation of Israel i...
Gad's battle victims were readily identifiable. With one fell swoop of the sword they would cut off the head together with the arm. The ability to strike such a blow is an indication of tremendous lion-like strength.
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