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1)

Why does the Torah use the double expression "Som Tasim alecha Melech!"?

1.

Torah Temimah (citing the Sifri): If the current king dies then appoint another one in his place.

2)

What are the implications of "asher Yivchar Hashem Elokecha bo"?

1.

Targum Yonasan: It implies that before choosing a king, one should consult Hashem (presumably by means of the Urim ve'Tumim).

3)

Why does the Torah repeat the word "Tasim alecha Melech"?

1.

Torah Temimah (citing Kidushin,32b 1 ): This teach us that a king cannot forego his honor 2 - 'she'Tehei Eimaso alecha'! 3


1

See Torah Temimah, note 16, that Rav Ashi actually makes this comment on "Som Tasim alecha Melech" at the beginning of the Pasuk.

2

Because his honor, which is a reflection of Kavod Shamayim, is not his to forego.

3

An obvious play on the word "Tasim".

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