hebrew
1)

Why did they run out of water? Surely Avraham would have given them enough to last until they reached the next inn?

1.

Rashi: Because sick people 1 drink more than healthy people. 2

2.

Rashbam: Since she lost her way, it took that much longer to reach her destination.

3.

Targum Yonasan: As soon as she entered the desert, she began worshipping idols, and Hashem made Yishmael feverish, causing him to finish all the water - though his fever only got worse.


1

Da'as Zekenim: It says that before Yakov, there was not weakness (Bava Metzi'a 87a)! That refers to natural weakness. Yishmael was sick because Sarah put an evil eye on him.

2

Refer to 21:14:2:1.

2)

Why did she cast Yishmael down?

1.

Taargum Yonasan: Because she prayed to the god of her fathers, who did not answer her.

3)

What are 'Sichim'?

1.

Rashi (in Yeshayahj, 36:9), Targum Onkloes and Targum Yonasan: Sichim' are trees. 1


1

Rashi (Ibid.): As in Iyov, 30:4.

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