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1)

What are the implications of "ha'Yashar ve'ha'Tov"?

1.

Rashi #1 and Ramban #2 (citing Raboseinu) 1 : It refers to compromise - and to going Lif'nim mi'Shuras ha'Din 2 (beyond the letter of the law). 3

2.

Rashi #2 (in Devarim 12:28): "What is right" - in the eyes of man and "What is good" in the Eyes of Hashem. 4

3.

Ramban #1: To figure out what is right and good in the Eyes of Hashem 5 and to do it.


1

See R. Chavel's footnotes.

2

Ramban: The Torah inserts this after the Mitzvah to observe the Mitzvos that are obligatory..

3

By sometimes foregoing one's rights. See Torah Temimah, 72 & 73. See also Ramban, DH 've'Zeh Inyan Gadol', who elaborates.

4

See Sifsei Chachamim there.

5

And not necessarily what is right and good in one's own eyes.

2)

And what are the connotations of "Lema'an Yitav lach"?

1.

Ramban: This is the reward for doing what is right and good in the Eyes of Hashem. 1


1

And not a continuation of what one should do.

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