The Israelites seems to have perfected the art of complaining. In this week’s Torah portion, Hukkat, we find the Israelites STILL complaining.
It was one thing for them to complain when they were newly freed slaves, for sudden freedom can be jarring and daunting.
But now decades have passed. These complaining Israelites are not weak slaves. No, these were relatively young Israelites, strong women and men of the wilderness.