hebrew
1)

Why did they weep for Ya'akov for seventy days?

1.

Rashi: Forty days during the embalming period, and thirty independent days of weeping.

2)

Why did the whole of Egypt weep for him?

1.

Rashi: Because when Ya'akov arrived in Egypt, Berachah came in his wake - the famine stopped 1 and the waters of the Nile were blessed. 2


1

Targum Yonason: The famine was initially destined to last 42 years., Forty of them were cancelled with the advent of Ya'akov (Refer to 47:19:1:1**.) When the Egyptians now recalled that blessing, they referred to Ya'akov as 'Ya'akov Chasida'.

2

In any event, they did not honor Ya'akov merely because Yosef had ordered his embalming, but because he was worthy of royal treatment (which also explains why he is referred to by the name Yisrael (Seforno).

3)

רש"י: השלימו...עד שמלאו וכו': למה רש"י פירש כך?

1.

גור אריה: 'מילוי' נאמר על דבר שיש לו השלמה [וסיום], ולכן הוסיף רש"י שמלאו ימי החניטה.

4)

רש"י: ארבעים לחניטה, ושלשים לבכיה: אולי הבכיה הייתה 70 יום?

1.

גור אריה: בכו 30 יום כפי שמצאנו אצל משה ואהרון.

5)

רש"י: ארבעים לחניטה, ושלשים לבכיה: למה בכו רק אחרי החניטה?

1.

גור אריה: כל זמן שמתעסקים עם המת אין לבכות עליו בגלל טורח החניטה.

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