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I recall a teacher in high school explaining that VeHayah comes to portend a positive passage; whereas VeYehi is the opposite. Hence this is good - and describes the reward for keeping the mitzvot. The letters are also the same as those in G-d's name, Yud-Key-Vav-Key. Vayehi starts off Megillat Esther, at whose beginning we hear about evil decrees upon the ...


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Sefaria.org translates the first word as "stranger" and not "convert". I can see that your notion of the word ger means "convert" because we tend to call converts "gerim". However, use of the word "ger" to mean "convert" is not a universal translation in Tanac"h. Often it means "stranger", i.e., someone who is a I.e. a *ger toshav" or a resident alien. One ...


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The Bnai Yisrael needed to be reminded of the intrinsic danger of the midbat through which they traveled because they themselves did not see. The ananei hakavod took care of the snakes and scorpions. It was intrinsically a land in which thirst was a major danger, because of the heat and dehydration that would occur, and there were no oases in which they ...



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