What does it take to give a beautiful speech?
In the Song of Songs, King Solomon writes, Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your speech (u’midbarech) is beautiful…
U’midbarech, “and your speech,” may also be read as “and your desert.” The same letters of midbar in Hebrew mean both speaker and desert.
But what does speech have in common with a… desert?!
Herein lies the secret to Bamidbar – traveling through a desert to the Promised Land. Turning a desert into a dessert.