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1)

What are the connotations of "Yevulah"?

1.

Rashi: Even what you bring to the land and plant, little will grow..

2)

What is the connection between a lack of rain and no produce and being exiled from the land?

1.

Rashi: In addition to the above-mentioned Tzaros, Hashem will exile you from the land 1 that caused you to sin. 2

2.

Seforno: The Pasuk is referring (not to being exiled from the land, but) to destruction via starvation, which is worse than death by the sword. 3


1

Rashi: This can be compared to a king who sent is son to a party and warned him not to eat and drink too much so as to arrive home clean. But the son did not heed his father's warning. He ate and drank to his heart's content and vomited all over the guests. So they took him by his hnds and feet and threw him out of the palace.

2

When it produced food in abundance - Refer to 11:16:1:1.

3

See Eichah, 4:9.

3)

What are the connotations of "Meheirah"?

1.

Rashi: It means that Hashem will not give you an extension of time to do Teshuvah. 1


1

Rashi: As opposed to the generation of the flood whom He gave a hundred and twenty years, because they had no-one from whom to learn (See Sifsei Chachamim) - whereas you did (the Avos).

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