Picking right up where last week's reading of Beha'alotcha left off, things continue to go from bad to worse for Israel, as what proves to be a poorly planned pilot trip to Canaan goes awry in a big way.

Thank G-d for Yehoshua and Calev, who, in the words of Hillel, "are men where there are no men." Their loyalty to HaShem and His land will place them in positions of leadership, 39 years on.