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1)

What does the Pasuk mean when it writes "And he went on his travels"?

1.

Rashi #1: On the return journey from Egypt, Avraham stayed in the same inns as he stayed on his way down. 1

2.

Rashi #2: It teaches us that he paid off all the credit that was still owing. 2

3.

Seforno: The Pasuk is informing us that he traveled slowly, 3 remaining in one place until there was no more grass for his cattle to graze, and then moving on to the next location.


1

To teach us that a person should not switch hosts, but should always frequent the same hotel.

2

Presumably, he was went into debt, because, forced to go down to Egypt due to the famine, he did not yet have a chance to earn money, and was short of money when he traveled to Egypt, with his entourage (See also Sifsei Chachamim).

3

Refer to 3:2:1:1.

2)

רש"י: דרך ארץ שלא ישנה וכו': למה כך מידת דרך ארץ?

1.

גור אריה: כדי שלא להוציא לעז בעל הבית שאינו רוצה להתארח אצלו, וכדי שלא להוציא לעז על עצמו שבעל הבית אינו רוצה בו.

3)

רש"י: בחזרתו פרע הקפותיו: וכי עד עתה לא היה לו לפרוע [והרי הקב"ה ברכו בממון]?

1.

גור אריה: כיון שהיה רעב היה מתיירא מליסטים ועשה עצמו כאילו אין לו.

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