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1)

Seeing as the following Pasuk states "va'Hashimosi Ani Es ha'Aretz", what is the significance of "v'Nasati Es Areichem Chorbah"?

1.

Rashi: It means that not even travelers will pass through the land.

2)

Seeing as the Pasuk goes on to write "v'Lo Ari'ach ... ", what is the significance of "v'Hashimosi Es Mikdesheichem"?

1.

Rashi: It means that the groups of Yisrael, who used to gather and travel to Yerushalayim, will cease.

3)

Since the Pasuk reckons eight punishments, why does the Torah write (in Pasuk 28) "Sheva al Chatoseichem"?

1.

Rashi: Because the destruction of the Chamanim is not an independent punishment; it is the culmination of the destruction of the towers and castles.

4)

Why is "v'Hashimosi Ani Es ha'Aretz' (in the following Pasuk) not an eighth punishment?

1.

Rashi: Because it is not a punishment, but a blessing 1 - that the land will be so barren that the enemy who will live there will derive no satisfaction from it. 2


1

Refer to 26:31:5:1.

2

As the Pasuk goes on to state.

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