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1)

Why does the Torah insert the word "Re'ei ... "?

1.

Rashi: 'You can see with your own eyes! 1 I am not concocting it'.

2.

Seforno: 'See, how the inhabitants of the land are too terrified of Yisrael to defend themselves.


1

Refer to 1:8:1:2 and to 1:21:1.5:1

2)

What are the implications of "Bo'u u'Reshu es ha'Aretz"?

1.

Rashi: It implies that the Cana'anim will all flee, and they will conquer the land without having to raise a sword. 1

2.

Ramban: It implies that conquering Eretz Yisrael is (not a promise, but) a Mitzvah. 2


1

The Seforno also extrapolates from the words "Re'ei, Nasati lifneichem es ha'Aretz!" that the Cana'anim

2

Refer to Bamidbar, 33:53:1:1, 2.

3)

Having said "la'Avoseichem", why does the Torah add "le'Avraham, le'Yitzchak u'le'Ya'akov"?

1.

Rashi: To teach us that each of the Avos was worthy [to receive Eretz Yisrael and bequeath it to his descendants]. 1


1

And not only on their combined merits.

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