The Torah, “Numbers” 10:13 – 10:15: This was the first journey at God’s bidding through Moses. The banner of the camp of Judah’s children traveled first according to their legions. Heading the legion was Nahshon the son of Amminadab. Heading the legion of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethanel the son of Zuar.
The movement of the twelve tribes, one following the other, symbolizes the parts of the general soul that are corrected in a certain order and sequence, starting from Judah.
Question: Why is the camp of Judah the first to be corrected?
Answer: In our days, we all are considered the descendants of the tribe of Judah.
Judah is the senior of all of the twelve tribes. This is the first of the twelve attributes that must undergo correction.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/11/15