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1)

Who is "Lo Yeishvu be'Artz'cha referring to?

1.

Gitin, 45a: It is referring to Cana'anim who persist in worshipping Avodah Zarah, but to those who undertake to desist from doing so. 1


1

Gitin (Ibid.): As is evident from the Pasuk in Ki Seitzei, 23:16 - in connection with an Eved Cana'ani who rins away from his master "Lo Sasgir Eved el Adonav".

2)

What are the connotations of "Ki Yih'yeh l'cha la'Mokesh"?

1.

Rashi (in Teshuvos): It means 'Lest they ensnare you'.

2.

Refer to 23:33:1:1-2.

3.

Oznayim la'Torah: A Mokesh (a snare) is innocent-looking from the outside, but it causes havoc and destruction, so too one initially thinks what can be wrong with paying allegience to the sun and moon


1

Re'ei, 12:30-31.

3)

How does the phrase "Ki Yih'yeh L'cha le'Mokesh" fit into the Pasuk?

1.

Rashi: It follows the previous phrase - ' ... when you worship their gods which will ensnare you'.

2.

Ramban and Seforno: The (inverted) Pasuk reads 'They shall not dwell in your land, because they will be for a trap, lest they cause you to sin, when you worship their gods'.

3.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: '... because you will worship their gods, because they will be a trap for you'.

4.

Moshav Zekenim: This is right before "Aleh El Hashem... Nadav va'Avihu", for it was a pitfall for them that they saw the Shechinah (Nadav and Avihu died due to this).

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