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1)

What does "Yarkiveihu al Bamasei Aretz" mean?

1.

Rashi (citing Targum Onkelos): It means that Hashem settled them in the high places of the land 1 - in Eretz Yisrael. 2

2.

Targum Yonasan: It means that Hashem settled them in the cities of Eretz Yisrael.

3.

Da'as Zekenim, Rosh: "V'Atah Al Bamoseimo Sidroch" (33:29; you will tread on the necks of their kings'


1

Rashi: Because Eretz Yisrael is higher than all other countries (both physically and spiritually, as in Yechezkel, 20:6 - Seforno).

2

Seforno: He did this after failing to attain His goal at Matan Torah - Refer to 32:5:2:4 - So He tried again to enable them to reach perfection by giving them a land in which to keep His statutes.

2)

What are "Tenuvos Sadai"?

1.

Rashi: This refers to the fruits of Eretz Yisrael 1 .

2.

Targum Onkelos: He will feed them the spoil of their enemies.

3.

Targum Yonasan: He will feed them the delicacies of the produce of the field.

4.

Seforno: It refers to produce that the people did not work for, but which they found ready to harvest when they entered Eretz Cana'an.


1

Rashi: Which ripen before the fruits of all other lands.

3)

What is "D'vash mi'Sela"?

1.

Rashi: It is the honey of figs 1 .

2.

Targum Onkelos: It refers to the booty of the rulers of towns.

3.

Targum Yonasan: It is honey from fruit that grows on the rocks.

4.

Da'as Zekenim, Hadar Zekenim: Bees made honey in clefts in rocks. Also, dates grew on rocks which exuded honey.


1

Rashi: Like the story of the man in Sichnin, who instructed his son to fetch some fresh figs from the barrel. When he informed his father that all he found was honey, his father told him to put his hand inside the barrel and he would find figs. Rashi (in Tehilim, 81;17): This occurred when Yisrael fulfilled "Vehalachta bi'Derachav"

4)

What is "Shemen me'Chalmish Tzur"?

1.

Rashi: It refers to the olives of Gush Chalav. 1

2.

Targum Onkelos: It is the property of the inhabitants of fortified cities.

3.

Targum Yonasan: It is oil from olives that grow from the hard rocks. 2


1

As the Pasuk writes in ve'Zos Haberrachah, 33:14 "umi'Meged Tevu'os Shamesh".

2

Da'as Zekenim and Hadar Zekenim

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