This week (outside of Israel) the Torah portion is Shelah, which features the story of the spies and the decree to wander 40 years in the desert. There is reason to think–following upon some leads from Maimonides–that this was a divine ruse. The idea is elaborated in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kltmgknvw0o
Was the sending of the spies a divine ruse?
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