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==Moshe's Rebuke==
 
==Moshe's Rebuke==
Moshe spoke word of rebuke<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1">Rashi Berashis 1:1</ref> to the entire Jewish Nation on that side of the Jordan in the desert, in the plain opposite the Red Sea, between Paran and Tofel and Lavan and Chazerot and Di Zahav. He did not openly rebuke them,<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> out of respect for the Nation,<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> but did so by alluding to the various incidents where they angered Hashem by mentioning the names of the places where they took place.<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/>
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Moshe spoke word of rebuke<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1">Rashi Berashis 1:1</ref> to the entire Jewish Nation on that side of the Jordan in the desert, in the plain opposite the Red Sea, between Paran and Tofel and Lavan and Hazerot and Di Zahav. He did not openly rebuke them,<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> out of respect for the Nation,<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> but did so by alluding to the various incidents where they angered Hashem by mentioning the names of the places where they took place.<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/>
  
 
This rebuke was given in front of the entire Jewish Nation, so no one absent could later claim that had they been their they could have responded with defensive answers.<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> Moshe therefore told them, since they were all there, anyone who had an answer, let him answer. <ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/>
 
This rebuke was given in front of the entire Jewish Nation, so no one absent could later claim that had they been their they could have responded with defensive answers.<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> Moshe therefore told them, since they were all there, anyone who had an answer, let him answer. <ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/>
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* '''Tofel and Lavan''' - Since there were no actual places called Tofel and Lavan, Moshe was rebuking them for the foolish things they had said (תָּפְלוּ) about the manna, which was white (לָבָן)<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> saying that their souls loathed the damaged bread.<ref>Bamidbor 21:5</ref>
 
* '''Tofel and Lavan''' - Since there were no actual places called Tofel and Lavan, Moshe was rebuking them for the foolish things they had said (תָּפְלוּ) about the manna, which was white (לָבָן)<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> saying that their souls loathed the damaged bread.<ref>Bamidbor 21:5</ref>
 
* '''Chazerot''' - Alluding to the controversy of Korach which took place in Chazerot<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/> as well as the Leparcy of Miriam that also occurred in Chazerot due to her slander against Moshe, which they had not taken lesson from and after spoke slander against Hashem.<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/>
 
 
* '''Di-Zahav''' - Which translates as 'enough gold' and alluded to the Sin of the Golden Calf they they had made as a result of their abundance of gold.<ref name="Rashi Berashis 1:1"/>
 
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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