• On Tuesday 3 July 1313 BCE the spies completed their reconnaissance of the Land of Israel, bringing back defeatist opinions and negative reports. The people were punished for accepting their views and the entire generation had to die before the nation entered the Land of Israel.
Pirkei Avot Chapter 3: The Search for Enduring Wisdom
Text Based Learning
Rabbi Chaninah Ben Dosa says, "One whose fear of sin precedes his wisdom, his wisdom will endure"… He used to say: "One whose good deeds exceed his wisdom, his wisdom will endure"… He used to say: "If the spirit of other people is pleased with him, the spirit of the Omnipresent is pleased with him…." (Pirkei Avot 3:11 – 13, see Chief Rabbi’s green siddur, p540)