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1)

What is the significance of the word "Veyaradti"? Why does the Torah insert it?

1.

Rashi: This is actually one of the ten places where the Torah records that Hashem came down to earth. 1


1

See Sifsei Chachamim.

2)

What are the implications of the word "Vedibarti Imach"?

1.

Rashi: It implies that Hashem would speak specifically to Moshe and not to the elders. 1


1

Refer to 11:17:4:1.

3)

What is the meaning of "Ve'atzalti min ha'Ru'ach asher alecha"?

1.

Rashi #1, Targum Onkelos 1 and Targum Yonasan: It means that Hashem will increase some of the spirit that is on Moshe and place it upon them. 2

2.

Rashi #2 (in Bereishis 27:36): It means that Hashem will separate (siphon off) some of the spirit of Moshe and place it on the elders.

3.

Ramban #1: It means that Hashem held back 3 some of the spirit that He placed on Moshe and placed it upon them.

4.

Ramban (citing Targum Onkelos): The word 'Atzal' means 'to draw'


1

Refer also to 11:17:3:3.

2

Rashi: Like a lamp from which one takes a light to kindle another lamp, which loses nothing of its own light.

3

Ramban: As in Bereishis 27:36 and Yechezkel, 22:6.

4

Ramban: As is the case here.

5

Ramban: As in Toldos. Note: Targum Yonasan's translation in both places concurs with that of Targum Onkelos.

4)

What is the Torah telling u here? Why does the Pasuk not inform us as to what Hashem told Moshe.

1.

Ramban: The Torah is teaching us here that Hashem did not appear to the elders at all, and that they only knew of the prophecy via what He told Moshe. 1


1

Ramban: In other words, the Atzilus was synonymou with Hashem speaking with Moshe, as indicated in Pasuk 28. See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

5)

What does "Vesamti aleihem" tell us about Moshe Rabeinu?

1.

Rashi: It teaches us that he lost nothing of his own spirit in the process.

6)

What are the implications of "Venas'u Itach be'Masa ha'Am"?

1.

Rashi: Moshe was to make their appointment conditional upon their acceptance to deal with the problems of Hashem's children. 1

2.

Ramban: It implied that throughout their sojourn in the desert, the elders were aware of everything that Hashem spoke to Moshe concerning communal matters. Consequently, whenever Moshe had a Divine message to convey, they had already prophesied it and passed it on to the members of their respective tribes. 2


1

Rashi: Bearing in mind that they are troublesome and stubborn.

2

Thereby lightening the load from off Moshe's shoulders (Refer to 11:14:1:1).

7)

And why did Hashem see fit to conclude "ve'Lo Sisa Atah Levadecha"?

1.

Rashi: Hashem was informing Moshe that this was the reply to his complaint in Pasuk 14.

2.

Ramban: Refer to 11:17:6:2*.

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