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1)

What is the meaning of "v'His'halachti b'Soch'chem"?

1.

Rashi: It means that Hashem will walk among us 1 in Gan Eden, 2 and we will not be scared of Him. 3

2.

Ramban: It means that Hashem will deal with us openly, like a king who walks in the midst of his camp, providing his troops with all their needs.

3.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means that Hashem will rest His Shechinah among us.


1

Seforno: And His honor will be visible for all to see.

2

Seforno: As the Navi indicates in Yeshayah, 66:1, 2. Not like in the Beis-Hamikdash where the Shechinah was confined to a fixed location, as the Pasuk writes in Shemos 25:8, 29:43, 30:6.

3

Rashi: Though we will fear Him, as the Pasuk goes on to say "v'Hayisi Lachem l'Elokim".

2)

What are the connotations of "v'Hayisi lachem l'Elokim v'Atem Tih'yu Li l'Am"?

1.

Seforno: It means that, since Yisrael will then 1 be in the image of Hashem, Hashem will be their sole G-d, 2 - as Hashem intended when He created Adam (had Adam not sinned by eating the forbidden fruit) and at Matan Torah (had Yisrael not sinned by the Eigel ha'Zahav).

2.

Targum Yonasan: It means that Hashem will our G-d who redeems us, and we will be His holy nation. 3


1

Seforno: In the days of Mashi'ach and in Olam ha'Ba, to which this Parshah is referring.

2

We will no longer be under the jurisdiction of the Mazalos or of any other powers.See Seforno, who elaborates further.

3

See Na'ar Yonasan, who suggests that Targum Yonasan concurs with the explanation of the Seforno.

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