How significant is the curse of "v'Eschem Ezareh ba'Goyim?
Rashi: When the citizens of a nation are exiled to another country, they see each other and are comforted; 1 But Yisrael will be scattered among the nations like barley that has been thrown into sieve, where not one of them is connected to the other.
Seforno: This refers to the people who, following Galus Bavel, moved to Alexandria in Egypt. 2
Why does the Torah use the word "v'Harikosi" to describe the punishment of Cherev?
Rashi #1: Because when one draws one's sword, the scabbard is emptied. 1
Rashi #2: Because the sword that is drawn against Yisrael will not be returned to its scabbard in the near future - like water, which is not returned to the vessel from which it is emptied.
Seforno: This refers to the sword of Nevuchdnetzar, whom Hashem will send after them, when, following Galus Bavel, those who still remained in Eretz Yisrael moved to Egypt, 3 (precisely in order to escape the sword of Nevuchadnetzar).
Having already said (in Pasuk 32) "v'Hashimosi Ani Es ha'Aretz", why does the Torah repeat "v'Haysah Artz'chem Shemamah"?