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1)

What is the connection between this Pasuk and the previous one?

1.

Rashi: 'If you will do your job, then I will do Mine!' 1

2.

Rashbam: 'If you serve Hashem with love, Hashem will provide for you in a way that you will eat and be satisfied without any effort'.

3.

Seforno: 'If you serve Hashem with love, Hashem will sustain you without effort on your part, in order that you continue to serve Him. 2


1

And the 'Vav' means 'then'. See also Sifsei Chachamim.

2

Not as a reward, since there is no reward for Mitzvos in this world. (See Kidushin, 39b).

2)

What are the connotations of the word "b'Ito"?

1.

Rashi #1: At night-time, 1 when nobody is disturbed by the rain.

2.

Rashi: On Friday night, 2 when everybody is at home.


1

See Ba'al ha'Turim.

2

Or on Tuesday night. See Sifsei Chachamim.

3)

What is the difference between "Yoreh" and "Malkosh"?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan: "Yoreh" is the early rain 1 - following the planting (in Marcheshvan - Targum Yonasan), and "Malkosh", the latter rain, 2 just before the harvest (in Nisan - Targum Yonasan).

2.

Lev Eliyahu (Shemos p.91 citing the Vilna Gaon): Yoreh hints to prophecy, and Malkosh to Ru'ach ha'Kodesh. Degancha v'Siroshcha v'Yitzharecha are Chachmah, Binah and Da'as. V'Achalta v'Savata are Halachos and Agados.


1

Rashi: So-called because it satiates (Marveh) the ground and the seeds. Hadar Zekenim

4)

What are the implications of "V'asafta Deganecha"?

1.

Rashi: It implies that you will gather your grain, and not your enemies. 1

2.

Hadar Zekenim #1, Da'as Zekenim #1: After this, rain will not come, for rain at the harvest time is a curse


2

Hadar Zekenim, Da'as Zekenim: This is difficult. Our Parshah discusses when Yisrael do Hashem's will

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