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1)

What is the meaning of "u'Maltem es Orlas Levavchem!"?

1.

Rashi: It means 'Remove that which stops up the heart and blocks it!' - from understanding the words of Hashem. 1

2.

Ramban: It means 'Open your hearts to know the truth!', 2 not like you did until now'. 3

3.

Seforno: It means 'Remove the foreskin (the blockage) of the intellect - erroneous thoughts that create warped Hashkafos (outlook - opinions).

4.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means 'Remove the foolishness of your hearts!'.


1

See Sifsei Chachamim.

2

See R. Chavel's notes.

3

Ramban: See Devarim 29:3.

2)

What are the implications of "ve'Orp'chem Lo Sakshu Od!"?

1.

Ramban: It implies that they should stop being stubborn like their fathers, who learned from the Egyptians and were incapable of changing their ways, causing them t commit the sin of the Eigel ha'Zahav, following which Hashem called them "Am K'shei Oref". 1

2.

Seforno: 'And cease being stubborn' - thereby enabling you to turn towards acknowledging your Creator and seeing how bitter it is to Forsake Him.


1

See Ramban who elaborates.

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