Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sh'lach: why only Menashe

Parshas Sh'lach

In 13:8 the passu tells us the name of the spy from the tribe of Efraim - "למטה אפרים הושע בן נון", and then in passuk 11 it tells us the name of the spy from Menashe - "למטה יוסף למטה מנשה גדי בן סוסי".

Why by Menashe does it associate back to Yosef, but not by Efraim?

3 comments:

Lion of Zion said...

see hizkuni

Lion of Zion said...

although of course i personally was more interested in the interesting nekudot and trop on אפרים

Rafi G said...

to each his own. thanks I will check