After the sin of the spies’ false reports, God wants to destroy the Jewish people once and for all. Moses intervenes on their behalf, and God says, “I have forgiven in accordance with your word.” This powerful statement, salachti kid’varecha, is featured prominently in the Yom Kippur and Selichot prayers. But when one compares the story of the spies with the earlier national sin of the golden calf, real questions emerge about how complete or not this forgiveness really is.
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