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1)

What is the definition of Masos"?

1.

Rashi #2: 'Nisyonos' (tests).

2.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: 'Masos' (miracles).

2)

What is the difference between "Osos and Mofsim"?

1.

Rashi: "Osos" are signs, to prove that Moshe was Hashem's Shali'ach. "Mofsim" are wonders (or miracles), such as the ten Makos.

3)

What are "Yad Chazakah" and "Zero'a Netuyah" referring to?

1.

Rashi: "Yad Chazakah" is referring to the Makah of Dever (pestilence), 1 and "Zero'a Netuyah", to the sword of Makas Bechoros. 2


1

See Sh'mos 9:3.

2

See Sifsei Chachamim.

QUESTIONS ON RASHI

4)

Rashi writes that "Zero'a Netuyah" refers to the sword of Makas Bechoros. What was that?

1.

Bartenura: When Moshe announced Makas Bechoros, the Bechoros demanded that Pharaoh release Yisrael; he refused. They made war with the other Mitzriyim, and killed many. We learn from a Gezeirah Shavah to "v'Charbo Shelufah b'Yado Netuyah Al Yerushalayim" (Divrei ha'Yamim 1, 21:16). 1


1

Others explain that it refers to the figurative sword that Hashem used to kill the Egyptian firstborn - Refer to 7:19:3:1*.

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