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It says Vayhi Beshalach Pharoh Es Haam why Vayhi that indicates a language of Tzar what Tzar(pain) is there is Leaving Mitzrayim?

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From the title I thought it was a question about a Russian tzar... :) – Dima Jan 9 '11 at 2:29
That is Spelled Czar – SimchasTorah Jan 9 '11 at 3:52
No, that is actually spelled "Царь", and there are at least 4 different ways in which it can be transliterated with Latin letters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar – Dima Jan 9 '11 at 21:39
Why does vayhi indicate a language of tzar? – Monica Cellio Jan 23 '13 at 14:11
Indeed, can you source this? Why should Vayhi indicate tzar? I ask this especially because the Talmud in msh210's answer explicitly says otherwise! – Double AA Jan 24 '13 at 0:08
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The Ohr HaChayim HaKodosh asks this question and answers that the Jews had alot of Tzaar that Pahroh chased them.

Another answer the Ohr HaChayim HaKodosh says is that Pahroh escorted them out of Mitzrayim. Due to that he would get reward just as Nevochanetzar got rewarded for Sechar Pesiyos.

The Ohr HaChayim HaKodosh has other answers too.

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Kol Hamarbeh banswers Hareh Zeh Mushbach – SimchasTorah Jan 9 '11 at 3:53
@SimchasTorah I thought it was Kol Hamarbe besources? – Hacham Gabriel Feb 16 '12 at 2:14

The maskana (conclusion) of the g'mara in M'gila 10:2 is that "vayhi" is not always a term of pain (though "vayhi bime" is).

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@Michoel, thanks for the correction! – msh210 Jan 24 '13 at 0:13

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