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1)

What is "ke'Zos" referring to?

1.

Rashi, Ramban #1 and Targum Yonasan: It is referring to the list that follows. 1

2.

Ramban #2: Just as Yosef provided his brothers with provisions for the journey, so too did he send his father provisions for the journey. 2

3.

Seforno: It is referring to the previous Pasuk - He sent to his father the equivalent gift that he gave Binyamin (over and above the things that the Pasuk now lists).


1

Only according to the Ramban, the 'Kaf' is superfluous - as we find in Vayeishev, Bereishis 39:19.

2

Ramban: Though the respective lists of provisions do not necessarily tally.

2)

What is "all the good of Egypt" referring to?

1.

Rashi #1: It is referring to vintage wine, which old men are particularly fond of. 1

2.

Rashi #2: : It is referring to a bean-stew. 2


1

See Sifsei Chachamim.

2

See Sifsei Chachamim.

3)

What are "Bar" and "Lechem"?

1.

Rashi (citing Targum Onkelos): They are grain and bread, 1 respectively.


1

Riva: Lechem cannot mean food, for right afterwards it says "Mazon'! Refer to 45:23:4:1,1-3.

4)

And what is "Mazon" referring to?

1.

Rashi: Condiments.

2.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: Provisions.

3.

Yerushalmi Nedarim, 6:5: Having already listed "Bar" and "Lechem", "Mazon" is coming to include other foods, all of which fall under the heading of 'Mazon', except for water and salt.

5)

Why did Yosef send to his father both male and female donkeys?

1.

Ramban: Because, when sending animal-gifts, it is the done thing to send both male and female of the same species. 1


1

Ramban: Just as Ya'akov sent Eisav - See Vayishlach, Bereishis 32:16.

6)

Why did he send the provisions on ten donkeys, seeing as they were eleven brothers?

1.

Rashbam, Moshav Zekenim: Because he did not want to trouble Binyamin. 1


1

Moshav Zekenim: They did not ride on the donkeys, rather, walked after them to make them go, as the Pasuk specifically states.

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