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1)

What are the implications of the phrase "Lih'yos Lo le'Am Segulah?" Why is it a reason not to go astray after other gods?

1.

Refer to Shemos, 19:5:3:1. 1

2.

Ramban: Yisrael are under the sole jurisdiction of Hashem, and not under any angel. Hashem desired and chose Yisrael despite the fact that they are the smallest nation. 2


1

Refer also to Shemos, 19:5:3:2 & 3.

2

Ramban: And it would be appropriate for Hashem's nation to be numerous

2)

What are the implications of "Ki Am Kadosh Atah" at the beginning of the Pasuk?

1.

Ramban: It is particularly unbefitting for an Am Segulah 1 to stray after other gods.

2.

Seforno: Since we are a holy nation, it is not befitting to desecrate our Kedushah by bearing children who are Pasul (spiritually defected).


1

Refer to 7:6:1:2 and to Shemos, 19:5:3:1-3.

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