What do we learn by the 2 1/2 tribes that chose to live on the far side of the Yarden?
We learn it doesn't pay to live far away from the center of Judaism. It doesn't pay to move to new communities far away from Torah centers, where people are happy and rejoice, oh we finally have a Shomer Shabbos butcher shop, and finally we have a Shomer Shabbos bake shop, a great triumph.
The people who remain in the neighborhoods where there are Yeshivos and many frum Jews, they're the smart ones. Hakadosh Baruch Hu's blessing will go on them. And because the 2 1/2 tribes moved far away, they were the first ones to be exiled and they got lost. That's what we learn from them.
Good Shabbos To All
This is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures.
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