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Journey through the Desert, The Israelites'

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Why are these forty-two pit stops referred to as “journeys,” rather than “encampments”? Weren’t each of these destinations milestones reached, not just locations left behind?
The following are the journeys of the children of Israel by which they left the land of Egypt, in their regiments, by the hand of Moshe and Aharon. Classic Questions Are these journeys not already documented? (v. 1ff) Rashi: Why were these journeys writte...
But today we cannot be satisfied with yesterday's standards of accomplishment. Not only is yesterday's liberation insufficient, imperfect--it is, for today, a strait, a limitation, an Egypt from which an exodus must be experienc
The wilderness is “where man does not dwell”; on the highest level this refers to Adam HaElyon (“Supernal Man”)—G‑d. One who finds himself in such a state must transform the desert into a place where G‑d does dwell . . .
It took 42 stages for the Jews to get from Egypt to Israel within a period of 40 years. Each stage of the journey was determined exclusively by Divine decree—the cloud that hovered over the Jewish camp began to move on when they were required to relocate....
Three aspects of tzimtzum
The Jews of the desert may have remained relatively undisturbed for years at a stretch, but they had no way of knowing, from one day to the next, how long they could expect to stay where they were.
Our forty-year desert sojourn is a metaphor for our long national history of wandering. It also infuses us with hope and purpose.
A smoker once told me that quitting was dead easy; he personally had stopped dozens of times...
The answer is easy: 42. It's the question that's more difficult to ascertain.
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