There is an injunction on returning to Egypt. Why was it and is it ignored? For example, how is it that the Rambam an even Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef lived there?
The Yeraim answers that the ban only applies when leaving Eretz Yisroel for Mitzrayim.
The Ritva has another answer he says the ban only applies when most of the Jews live in Israel.
The Rabbeinu Bechaye says the ban on living in Mitzrayim only applied in the times of the Torah when the Egyptians were infamous for their immorality, latter it would not apply (especially seeing that they are Muslim)
The Sho’el U’meishiv says the ban only applies when the whole of Klal Yisroel returns to Mitzrayim.
The Divrei Shaul by Rabbi Yosef Shaul Halevi Nathansohn says it is only banned if we go back to Mitzrayim by the same route of 42 encampments that the Jews followed in the desert.
The Semag says since Sennacherib and the Assyrians sent away the original Egyptians the ban no longer applies.
The Rambam holds that it is prohibited (and put a post-script after his name as "someone who violates 3 commandments daily")
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