In this week’s Parsha, the famous episode of the spies takes place. Moses sends spies to check out the lie of the land of Canaan, so that the Jewish people can enter their promised land with ease. The mission ends in disaster. The reconnoitre is coloured by the pessimism of ten of the 12 spies. The result – another 40 years of wandering in the desert till the next generation finally earns the right to enter Eretz Yisrael – the Land of Israel.