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1)

Following the above sequence, what are the connotations of "ve'Im be'Chukosai Tim'asu ... Mishpatai Tig'al Nafsh'chem"?

1.

Rashi: You will go on to despise those who do keep the Mitzvos, and then to hate the Chachamim (who teach them).

2.

Ramban: If you despise My Chukim (statures) 1 and vomit out (loathe) My judgments (the punishments that are due for transgressing the commandments). 2 which one rejects "in order to be exempt from keeping My Mitzvos".

3.

Seforno: Not only will you negate Hashem's statutes but you will despise them ... and deliberately vomit out the Mishpatim. 3

4.

Targum Onkelos: and Targum Yonasan: If you despise the Mitzvos of My Torah and distance yourselves from My Mishpatim.


1

Ramban: ''What does Hashem care if I wear Sha'atnez!' "What is to be gained by burning a red Heifer and being sprinkled with its ashes!'

2

Ramban: It cannot refer to the Mishpatim, since everyone understands that a country cannot function without civil laws.

3

Seforno: even though you know that there is nothing wrong with them.

2)

What are then the connotations of "Levilti Asos ... es Kol Mitzvosai.

1.

Rashi: You will subsequently stop others from performing the Mitzvos ... and then deny that Hashem even commanded them.

2.

Ramban: Refer to 26:15:1:2.

3.

Seforno: You will do that in order to absolve yourselves from having to fulfill the most basic commandments. 1

4.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: In order not to fulfill My Mitzvos. 2


1

Seforno: As the Navi writes in Hoshe'a, 5:4, and as the Gemara states in Sanhedrin, 63b 'Yisrael knew full well that there is nothing in the idols, and they only worshipped them in order to permit incest in public'.

2

Targum Onkelos: And to annul My covenant

3)

And finally, what are the Implications of "le'Hafr'chem Es B'risi"?

1.

Rashi: This implies that you will finally deny the very existence of Hashem (Kevayachol). 1

2.

Ramban #1 2 and Seforno: In order to relieve yourselves entirely of the yoke of Torah and Mitzvos.

3.

Ramban #2 (according to Kabalah): It implies that the current B'ris 3 that Hashem entered into with Yisrael will be completely annulled. 4

4.

Targum Onkelos: Refer to 26:5:2:3*.

5.

Targum Yonasan: Ultimately you will annul My covenant.


1

Rashi: This follows a sequence of seven sins (that are followed by seven punishments).

2

Refer also to 26:15:2:2*.

3

Ramban (on Pasuk 16): That Hashem entered into with Yisrael by His Greta Name (which explains why the Torah speaks in the first person throughout - "E'eseh", "Yisarti" "Hikeisi" (Refer also to 26:16:1), and which is hinted in the words "Sheva al Chatoseichem, "Sheva ke'Chatoseichem" (See R. Chavel's footnotes).

4

Ramban: In contrast to "ve'Nasati Shalom ba'Aretz" - with reference to the B'ris Shalom that Hashem entered into with them.

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