hebrew
1)

How is it possible that their garments did not wear out during their entire stay in the desert?

1.

Rashi and Ramban (citing the Midrash): Because the Ananei Kavod washed and ironed them even whilst they wore them. Moreover, they also caused the children's' clothes to grow together with them. 1


1

See Ramban.

2)

Why did their feet not swell in the way of people who walk barefoot in the desert?

1.

Targum Onkelos: The Torah means that their shoes did not wear out (presumably for the same reason as their clothes. 1

2.

Targum Yonasan: Because their shoes, like their clothes, remained intact throughout the forty years that they traveled in the desert. 2


1

Refer to 8:4:1:1.

2

See also Sifsei Chachamim.

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