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Why Don't The Israelites Eat Their Animals in the Wilderness?

The Seforno on Bamidbar 11:22 writes (based on Tehilim 78:18), the reason why they asked for meat was to test G-d's capabilities (apparently not like the "riffraff" who actually desired meat ...
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Why Don't The Israelites Eat Their Animals in the Wilderness?

The Ibn 'Ezra suggests that they did in fact eat their flocks (Exodus 16:2): וילונו. במי מרה הלינו על משה לבדו כי הוא לבדו הסיעם וכל ישראל לא התרעמו רק קצתם. על כן כתוב וילונו העם. ועתה במדבר סין ...
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Ezra 2 and Nehemiah 7

Although the total for the “whole community” is the same (42,360) in both Ezra (2:64) and Nehemiah (7:66), numerous details are different. The note to Ezra 2:3 on page 14-15 of Ezra in the Art Scroll ...
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