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The weekly Torah portion of Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)

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The Ramban understands it to be explaining why they would have gone that way- it is a parenthetical statement explaining why it needs to be justified to not go that way. The Ramban reads the verse as …
answered Jan 20 '14 by Y     e     z
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I heard from a student of Rav Soloveitchik that he used to explain that "it would have been enough" means that even if Hashem had not gone the next step, we would have benefited from that step. Each s …
answered Apr 5 by Y     e     z
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Rabbeinu Bachaye to Shemos 13:2 וכתב רבינו חננאל ז״ל שהוליכם דרך המדבר לסבה אחרת והיא כדי להרבות להם אותות ומופתים כי אילו הוליכם דרך ארץ פלשתים הקרוב ויתן הקב"ה בלבם שיתנו להם רשות לעבור …
answered Feb 18 '14 by Y     e     z
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The Maharal (Gevuros Hashem 19) writes that they were specifically left alive to be counter-weights to Moshe and Aharon. The Jewish people were granted such great leaders as Moshe and Aharon, זה לעומת …
answered Jan 26 '16 by Y     e     z
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In חכמה ומוסר (p. שטו, s.v. ועפי"ז), R' Simcha Zissel discusses a very similar question to this point. The basic thrust of his discussion is that it made no sense for פרעה to chase after בנ"י after Ha …
answered Apr 3 by Y     e     z