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The Magen Avraham in siman 156 quotes the seffer Hachasidim siman 426 that says 'this that it is allowed to change the truth for peace, this is only for something which has already passed but not concerning the future'. The case of Chiya is for the future, he lied and told her what she should go now to prepare. The case with Yosef's brothers is in the ...


A simple answer would be that Rav's wife's cooking wasn't jeopardizing the peace (presumably because Rava was sufficiently amicable)

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