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1)

Why is Yetzi'as Mitzrayim mentioned regarding the Lav of Ribis?

1.

Rashi #1: To teach that, just as in [the last Makah]prior to the Exodus, Hashem discerned between a Bechor and a non-Bechor 1 , so too, will He discern the person who lends his money to a Yisrael and claims that it belongs to a Nochri - and punish him.

2.

Rashi #2: To remind us that Hashem took us out of Egypt on condition that we observe His Mitzvos, even if they are sometimes difficult to keep. 2


1

Even though the women had Bi'ah with different men (Rashi Shemos 12:30), Hashem knew from whose semen each baby was conceived.

2

Refer to 25:26:3:1.

2)

Why does the Torah insert giving Yisrael the Land of Kena'an here?

1.

Rashi #1: Because Hashem gave it to us as a reward for keeping the Mitzvos.

2.

Rashi #2: Refer to 25:38:3:1.

3)

Why does it add "Lih'yos lachem l'Elokim" here?

1.

Rashi (citing Toras Kohanim): With reference to the previous phrase, it teaches us that Hashem is the G-d of whoever lives in Eretz Yisrael, and that leaving Eretz Yisrael is akin to worshipping Avodah-Zarah. 1

2.

Seforno: This is the main objective towards which one should strive, and it is best achieved by helping one another to ensure that communal life functions smoothly.


1

The Rosh brings many attributes of living and being buried in Eretz Yisrael, from Kesuvos 110b-111a.

4)

How did Kena'an merit that Eretz Yisrael is called on his name?

1.

Rosh (Bamidbar 15:2): When they 1 heard that Yisrael are coming, they cleared out of the land. Hashem said, you cleared out of the land


1

The Yerushalmi (Shevi'is 6:1) says so only about Girgashi! Perhaps Kena'an merited this due to Girgashi, his son. (PF).

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