To what objective should we remember the journeys in the desert?
Ramban and Seforno: To remind us that Hashem looks after those who keep the Mitzvos, that 'A Tzadik is not forsaken and his children seek bread!', 1 as we saw in the desert, where Hashem sustained us (fed and clothed 2 us
In what way was the Manna a test and an affliction?
Ramban #1 1 : It was not just the Manna itself, but the fact that they were forced to enter the desert 2 without adequate provisions, where no food was available, and where, each day, all remaining Manna melted in the sun, and they were left yearning for the next fall the following day.
Rashbam: Inasmuch as they never had any food for the next day. 3
On which Mitzvos was the Manna coming to test Yisrael?
What are the connotations of the words "Lada'as eis asher bi'Levavcha"?
Seforno: Hashem knows what is in a person's heart, and the objective of the test was to actualize their thoughts into deeds, to let the angels of Din know that Yisrael's level is superior to that of all the angels. 1