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1)

Why does the Torah need to add that Machaneh Yisrael stretched "from Beis Hayeshimos till Aveil ha'Shitim"?

1.

Rashi: To teach us that the Camp of Yisrael was twelve Mil (three Parsah) long. 1


1

Rashi: As Rabah bar bar Chanah, who saw the place, testified in Eruvin, 55b).

2)

What is the exact translation of "Aveil ha'Shitim"?

1.

Rashi: It means 'Aveil' (the name of the plain) of Shitim. 1

2.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means 'the plains of Shitim'. 2


1

Refer to 14:6:1:1, 2.

2

Since both 'Aveil' and 'Arvos' (the next word) mean 'plains'.

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