Parashat Schlach Lecha (Send messengers)
Moses had a plan.
He sent messengers to the land of Israel. The people received the Torah, they built a tabernacle, they were ready to conquer the land of Israel.
His plan was a very good one. He instructed the spies, gave them clear directions and guidance.
What could be wrong?
Everything was set and ready for a good end.
But... That is the word of this parasha... When the spies came back, they spoke nicely about the land of Israel, BUT... 10 of them used the word BUT and added not very nice comments.
When you have a good plan, you need to make sure you cover all your buts.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L