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1)

If Pasuk 6 ends the introduction to the Shirah, what is the gist of the remaining five Parshiros until Shevi'i?

1.

Seforno: The rest of the Shirah 1 is divided into five parts


1

Seforno: Following the introduction which teaches us Hashem's Righteousness - that He is reliable to reward those who do good and when He punishes the Resha'im, He does so without a trace of injustice.

2

Seforno: As He will do once again at the end of days with those who remain.

3

This summary of the first six Parshiyos of 'Ha'azinu' is known as 'Haziv Lach' - which is the acronym of first letters of those six Parshiyos.

2)

What is the meaning of "Z'chor Y'mos Olam"?

1.

Rashi: 'Remember the early generations who angered Hashem'.

2.

Ramban (on Pasuk 7, according to the Ibn Ezra): 'Remember the good that Hashem did with you during the six days of the creation.

3.

Rashbam: 'Remember how, before you were even born, Hashem already prepared (the land of) your inheritance'.

4.

Seforno: Refer to 32:7:1:1*. 'Remember Hashem's ways of goodness, His plans for mankind in general - when right at the beginning, He placed Adam ha'Rishon in Gan Eden - but he sinned'.

5.

Da'as Zekenim, Hadar Zekenim, Rosh: Remember the good that Hashem did for Yisrael.

3)

What is the meaning of "Binu Sh'nos Dor va'Dor"?

1.

Rashi #1: 'Reflect upon the generations of Enosh, whom Hashem swamped with the water of the oceans, and the generation of the Flood'.

2.

Rashi #2: You did not take note of the past; at least take note of the future - that Hashem has the ability to inherit to you the days of Mashi'ach and Olam ha'Ba.

3.

Ramban (according to the Ibn Ezra): 'Reflect upon the good that Hashem did with Yisrael 1 after the Shechinah rested with them. 2

4.

Seforno: 'Reflect also how Hashem did good to the subsequent generations until the Dor ha'Mabul, and to the generations from the Mabul and the Haflagah - and how they too, sinned.

5.

Hadar Zekenim: Before Yisrael were in the world, Hashem prepared for them a place (Da'as Zekenim, Rosh - in every generation).


1

Refer to 32:7:2:2.

2

Ramban: As the Torah will explain in Pasuk 10.

4)

Who are your fathers and elders?

1.

Rashi: 'Your fathers' refers to the prophets, who are called fathers. 1 'Your elders", to the Chachamim. 2

2.

Ramban: Both hint at people who understand the past and can tell you about them.

3.

Targum Yonasan: 'Read the Seifer Torah and Sifrei ha'Nevi'im and they will tell you'.


2

Refer to 32:7:3:1.

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