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Devarim 1:23 reads:

וַיִּיטַב בְּעֵינַי הַדָּבָר וָאֶקַּח מִכֶּם שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר אֲנָשִׁים אִישׁ אֶחָד לַשָּׁבֶט:לַשָּׁבֶט׃

And the matter pleased me; so I took twelve men from you, one man for each tribe.

Rashi:

שנים עשר אנשים איש אחד לשבט: מגיד שלא היה שבט לוי עמהם:עמהם׃

twelve men… one man for each tribe: [This] tells [us] that the tribe of Levi was not with them. (Sifrei).

My question is:

What is Rashi explaining/clarifying here and why do we need a special limud (exegesis) for this? ...

In Parshat Shelach (Bamidbar 13:4-15) all the the spies are named one-by-one and clearly there is no mention of a representative from the tribe of Levi?!

Devarim 1:23 reads:

וַיִּיטַב בְּעֵינַי הַדָּבָר וָאֶקַּח מִכֶּם שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר אֲנָשִׁים אִישׁ אֶחָד לַשָּׁבֶט:

And the matter pleased me; so I took twelve men from you, one man for each tribe.

Rashi:

שנים עשר אנשים איש אחד לשבט: מגיד שלא היה שבט לוי עמהם:

twelve men… one man for each tribe: [This] tells [us] that the tribe of Levi was not with them. (Sifrei).

My question is:

What is Rashi explaining/clarifying here and why do we need a special limud for this? ...

In Parshat Shelach (Bamidbar 13:4-15) all the the spies are named one-by-one and clearly there is no mention of a representative from the tribe of Levi?

Devarim 1:23 reads:

וַיִּיטַב בְּעֵינַי הַדָּבָר וָאֶקַּח מִכֶּם שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר אֲנָשִׁים אִישׁ אֶחָד לַשָּׁבֶט׃

And the matter pleased me; so I took twelve men from you, one man for each tribe.

Rashi:

שנים עשר אנשים איש אחד לשבט: מגיד שלא היה שבט לוי עמהם׃

twelve men… one man for each tribe: [This] tells [us] that the tribe of Levi was not with them. (Sifrei).

My question is:

What is Rashi explaining/clarifying here and why do we need a special limud (exegesis) for this?

In Parshat Shelach (Bamidbar 13:4-15) all the the spies are named one-by-one and clearly there is no mention of a representative from the tribe of Levi!

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Limud for Levi not not being part of the spies

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Limud for Levi not not being part of the spies

Devarim 1:23 reads:

וַיִּיטַב בְּעֵינַי הַדָּבָר וָאֶקַּח מִכֶּם שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר אֲנָשִׁים אִישׁ אֶחָד לַשָּׁבֶט:

And the matter pleased me; so I took twelve men from you, one man for each tribe.

Rashi:

שנים עשר אנשים איש אחד לשבט: מגיד שלא היה שבט לוי עמהם:

twelve men… one man for each tribe: [This] tells [us] that the tribe of Levi was not with them. (Sifrei).

My question is:

What is Rashi explaining/clarifying here and why do we need a special limud for this? ...

In Parshat Shelach (Bamidbar 13:4-15) all the the spies are named one-by-one and clearly there is no mention of a representative from the tribe of Levi?