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What does the Torah mean when it writes that Yakov looked after Lavan's sheep "ha'Nosaros"?

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Rashi: It seems that, in spite of all the specified conditions, when it came to the crunch, Lavan handed Yakov only the weak sheep, those that were sick and barren. 1


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Ha'Emek Davar: Normally, 'Nosar' is what remains without intent, and 'Nish'ar' is through intent. Here it says Nosaros to expound that they were inferior. (This, and the other tricks employed by Lavan to prevent Yakov from making any gains at all, prompted Yakov to find unconventional methods for his sheep to proliferate, and justified his employing them.

2)

What does the Torah mean when it writes that Yakov looked after Lavan's 'remaining' sheep"?

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Rashi: It seems that, in spite of all the specified conditions, when it came to the crunch, Lavan handed Yakov only the weak sheep, those that were sick and barren. 1


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This, and the other tricks employed by Lavan to prevent Yakov from making any gains at all, prompted Yakov to find unconventional methods for his sheep to proliferate, and justified his employing them. Refer to 30:37:1:3. See also Sifsei Chachamim, 3).

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