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1)

What are the implications of "be'Chol Kor'einu Eilav"?

1.

Rashi (in Divrei Hayamim 1, 16:10): That we should be proud to have such a holy G-d.

2.

Rashbam #1 (7:11, citing Midrash Shochar Tov): Despite the fact that all of Yisrael are 'pushing Hashem' with their Tefilos, He never becomes overwhelmed by them, but listens to them all. 1

3.

Rashbam #2 (7:11 citing Midrash Shochar Tov, Ibid.) and Targum Yonasan: As opposed to the other gods, who appear to be so close 2 but are really so far, 3 our G-d may appear to be so far away, 4 (yet a man goes to the Beis ha'Keneses and whispers a prayer, and Hakadosh-Baruch-Hu listens


1

See Rashbam.

2

Targum Yonasan: They even carry them on their shoulders.

3

Rashbam: See Yeshayah, 46:7.

4

Targum Yonasan: His Throne is in the Heaven.

5

See Rashbam (Ibid).

2)

Where do we find examples of "be'Chol Kor'einu Eilav"?

1.

Rashbam: In Shemos, 2:24 "Vayishma Elokim es Na'akosam", in Beshalach, Shemos, 14:10 & 15 "u'Pharaoh Hikriv ... Vayirz'aku B'nei Yisrael el Hashem" ... "Mah Titz'ak Elai? Daber el B'nei Yisrael Veyisa'u!"; and by the Manna and by the quails (Beshalach, Shemos 15:7-9, 12) and by the water (Beshalach, Shemos 17:2 & 7).

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