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Why did Yakov set up the stone as a 'Matzeivah'?

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Seforno: A sign that it should be firmly established ('Yatziv v'Kayam').

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Malbim: The Bris obligated Lavan only not to harm Yakov, a revealed matter, so people can be witnesses; he told Lavan's 'brothers' to gather stones, to remind them. Yakov was obligated also not to deny intimacy to Lavan's daughters


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Our text there does not say so. Rather, it learns that we ascend in Kedushah from "Es Machtos ha'Chata'im... Tzipuy la'Mizbe'ach" (Bamidbar 17:3).

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