What are the connotations of "Vayotzei Perach, Vayatzeitz Tzitz Vayigmol Shekeidim"?
Rashi: 'The sticks had produced flowers, sprouted buds and almonds had ripened' 1
What is the significance of the fact that the sticks grew specifically almonds?
Rashi: It was to warn the people that, just as almonds are the fastest fruit to grow, so too, will the punishment of whoever starts up with the Kehunah follow swiftly. 1