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1)

The Ramban holds that Keturah was not Hagar. Why did he not go to Charan to find a wife, like he did for Yitzchak?

1.

Ramban (Pasuk 6): Avraham was fussy only with regard to Yitzchak, who was destined to build Klal Yisrael. He was not adamant about his other children. 1


1

Refer to 25:6:2:1. In fact, the Ramban concludes, Keturah was from Kena'an. Otherwise, the Torah would have stated her nationality, as it did with regard to the wives of Eisav (See later Bereishis 26:34).

2)

What is the significance of the fact that the Torah writes that Avraham married Keturah right after Yitzchak married Rivkah?

1.

Bava Kama, 92b: This is the source for the saying 'Sixty-pains the tooth that is not eating suffers when it hears its fellow-tooth eating. 1


1

Torah Temimah (citing the Aruch): Which means that a person who hears his friend eating and he himself is not eating, suffers 60 pains.

3)

Why does it say "va'Yosef", especially according to Rashi, that he remarried Hagar?

1.

Malbim: The primary seed of Avraham is Yitzchak. His other children are a mere secondary addition.

2.

Ha'Emek Davar: Avraham remarried in order to have more children 1


1

Ha'Emek Davar: Alternatively, he remarried because "it is not good for man to be alone" (2:18).

2

The Gemara says that one fulfills even Peru u'Rvu with such children. According to the opinion in Bava Basra 16b that Avraham did not have a daughter, we can say that he remarried to fulfill Peru u'Rvu!

QUESTIONS ON RASHI

4)

Rashi writes that Avraham remarried Hagar. Why does the Torah call her Keturah?

1.

Rashi#1: Because her deeds were beautiful like the Ketores. 1

2.

Rashi #2: Because she 'tied up' 2 her womb from the time that she left Avraham (refusing to marry any other man).

3.

Targum Yonasan: Because she was initially 'bound' to him.


1

Moshav Zekenim: Above (Bereishis 21:14), Rashi said that she returned to the idolatry of her father's house! We must say that she did Teshuvah (See Kli Yakar).

2

'Katar' is the Arame'ic for 'Kashar (tied).

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