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1)

What blessing did Ya'akov confer upon Pharaoh?

1.

Rashi: The blessing here was merely a greeting. 1

2.

Ramban: He blessed him with wealth, property, honor and that his reign should endure. 2

3.

Targum Yonasan: He blessed Pharaoh that the Nile should fill its banks and that the famine should terminate.


1

Citing the Gemara in Shabbos (89a), Ramban points out that it is not correct for a servant to greet his master. Refer to 33:11:1:1., refer to 47:10:1:1.

2

As is the way of elders and sages who appear before the king (See for example, Melachim 1, 1:31 [Ramban]).

2)

רש"י: כדרך...הנראים לפני המלכים: רמב"ן: קשה שאין דרך לתת שלום למלך?

1.

גור אריה: כוונת רש"י לאותו אופן בו נהוג לשאול בשלום המלך. 1


1

הרא"ם מוסיף שלא מדובר על שאילת שלום ממש כדרך האהובים, אלא על שאלה של התנשאות וכבוד.

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