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1)

What is the significance of the borders of Eretz Yisrael that the Pasuk spells out here?

1.

Rashi and Rashbam: From the Yam-Suf in the east 1 to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, 2 and from the Sinai Desert in the south to the River P'ras in the north. 3


1

See Rashbam, Devarim 1:1 (DH 'Mol Suf').

2

As indicated in Yeshayah, 9:11 (Rashbam).

3

As indicated in Yirmiyah, 1:14 (Rashbam).

2)

What does the Torah mean when it writes "Ki Etein be'Yedchem Es Yoshvei ha'Aretz ... ve'Gerashtamo mi'Panecha"?

1.

Seforno: Expelling the Kena'anim from the land lies in the hands of Yisrael. And Hashem is exhorting them here not to be lax in going about achieving it. 1


1

See Yehoshua, 18:3, how Yehoshua castigated them when they were lax (Seforno).

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