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1)

What are the connotations of "u've'Nuchoh Yomar"? When is it referring to?

1.

Rashi (earlier, on 9:18) and Targum Yonasan: Refer to 9:18:2:1.

2)

What does "Shuvah Hashem!" mean?

1.

Rashi (citing Menachem ben S'ruk): It means "Reside (tranquilly


1

Rashi: As in Yeshayah, 30:15.

2

Seforno: As in Tehilim, 132:14.

3)

What is the significance of the number "Riv'vos Alfei Yisrael" mentioned in the Pasuk?

1.

Rashi: It teaches us that the Shechinah does not rest on Yisrael, when they total less than twenty-two thousand.

2.

Seforno: The Pasuk means twenty thousand times two thousand (twenty million), 1 which it seems, Yisrael numbered.

3.

Targum Yonasan: 'Have compassion on the tens of thousands of the house of Ya'akov and of the thousands of Yisrael. 2


1

Seforno: As in Tehilim, 68:18, in connection with the angels who came to Har Sinai at Matan Torah. Note: The Pesikta gives the number as twenty-two thousand, equivalent to the total number of Levi'im at the time.

2

See Na'ar Yonasan.

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