Food for Thought by Yehudah Kranzler and Yonatan Schechter


  In what order are the נשיאים listed?  In what order are the שבטים listed?  Is there a difference?  If so, why?

  In א:מז the Torah states: והלויים למטה אבותם לא התפקדו בתוכם.  Later, in פסוק מט Hashem commands Moshe not to count the Leviim.  Why would Hashem command Moshe not to count the Leviim in פסוק מט if the Torah already said that Moshe hadn't counted them? 

  In ב:ג, the Torah tells us that Shevet Yehudah camped in the east.  We know that they always travelled first, and that Bnei Yisrael northward most of the time.  How could Shevet Yehudah have travelled first and camped in the east if Bnei Yisrael were travelling north most of the time?

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