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What does the Torah add the words "be'Etzem ha'Yom ha'Zeh"?

1.

Rashi (citing the Sifri): Because Yisrael were saying that they would never allow Moshe to be taken from them. 1 So Hakadosh-Baruch-Hu said 'I will take him away in the middle of the day; See if you can stop Me!' 2

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Targum Yonasan: To hint that he would die on that very day - the seventh of Adar - the same day on which he was born. 3

3.

Kli Yakar: Death is called sunset. Moshe at his death still had his full strength; it is as if he was in the middle of his days, like the sun be'Itzumu (at its greatest strength, at noon).


1

Sichos Musar: Perhaps they meant via the power of Tefilah be'Tzibur.

2

In fact, this is one of three places where Hashem uses the term "be'Etzem ha'Yom ha'Zeh" Refer to Bereishis, 7:13:1:1, and to Sh'mos, 12:51:1:1.

3

Refer to Sh'mos, 23:26:4:3.

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