Judaism: The Temple Institute on the Parsha
The twelve flags of the twelve tribes of Israel:
From where did they come?
What did they signify?
Why was Israel so desirous of these twelve flags?
"He brought me to his chamber of wine, and his flag above me was love." Song of Songs 2:4 The twelve flags were expressions of Israel's longing to be focused on G-d and His purpose for us in this world.