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The Ramban (24.15) says it's to emphasize that besuail was the son of milkah the main wife of Nachor as opposed to the other secondary wife. The Or Hachaim says the same thing in pasuk 24


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This falls in line with Shulchan Aruch, Even Ha'ezer 42:1 אין האשה מתקדשת אלא לרצונה והמקדש אשה בעל כרחה אינה מקודשת A woman can only become engaged by her will. One who engages a woman against her will, she is not engaged. However it is also worth noting the earlier siman in 37:1 and 2: The father can marry off his daughter without her knowledge all the ...


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The medrash says that one should purchase a plot (approximately) in a cemetery so that one should merit being buried in that cemetery. This assumes that you have an operating community with a fixed cemetery. In the case of Avraham that was not true, he invented the community. So it would not have been possible for him to assure himself of a place in a ...


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The Metzudat David on the verse says "יתכן שהוא חושי הארכי, הנקרא ריע המלך" referencing Shmuel 2, 16:16 "It is possible that this is Chushai the Arkite who is called the King's (David's) friend."


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We later find out that this nurse was called Devorah as we learn about her death in Bereishis 35:38. The pasuk over there expressly calls her the nurse of Rivka. It would make sense to assume that she was sent at the time to care for Rivka, owing to the fact that Rivka got married at such a young age. Indeed the Targum Yonasan translates the word '...


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The Midrash Lekach Tov 24:53 writes: ...ויוצא העבד כלי כסף וכלי זהב. אלו נתן להם לשם קדושין. כי הראשונים לשם מתנה היו The servant brought out objects of silver and gold - These were given for the sake of Kiddushin (betrothal). The first (gifts) were for the sake of being (only) gifts...


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Every army has many generals, but there is usually one supreme commander. In David's army, this was Yoav. Batsheva says that Adoniyahu invited "Joab commander of the army", meaning the highest ranking officer. Nathan adds that Adoniyahu invited all of the military officers, which would include Yoav but also lower-ranking generals. So there is no ...


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The Midrash Rabbah 60:5 brings a few reasons: אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹחָנָן לֹא נִבְעֲלָה אִשָּׁה מִמָּהוּל לִשְׁמוֹנָה תְּחִלָּה אֶלָּא רִבְקָה. אָמַר רֵישׁ לָקִישׁ לְפִי שֶׁבְּנוֹתָן שֶׁל עוֹבְדֵי כּוֹכָבִים מְשַׁמְּרוֹת עַצְמָן מִמְּקוֹם עֶרְוָתָן וּמַפְקִירוֹת עַצְמָן מִמָּקוֹם אַחֵר, אֲבָל זֹאת בְּתוּלָה מִמְּקוֹם בְּתוּלִים, וְאִישׁ לֹא יְדָעָהּ, מִמָּקוֹם ...


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==זהר חלק א== ===חיי שרה -- מדרשּ הנעלם=== דף קכט ע"א וַיּוֹסֶף אַבְרָהָם וַיִּקַּח אִשָּׁה וּשְׁמָהּ קְטוּרָה. וּלְשִׁקּוּלָא דְדַעְתָּא כָּל פָּרְשָׁתָא דָא לִיסְתּוּרֵי. [Said R' Yehuda] "Then again Abraham took a wife and her name was Keturah." (Gen. 25:1) To a reasonable mind, this whole text is contradictory... R' Yehuda, R' Yeysa and ...


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Rashi says "אין משיאין את האישה אלא מדעתה", a woman is not be married without her consent. This would seem to refer to the nissuin stage of marriage, when she enters the house of her husband (as was the case with Rivka). The "marriage" that was already done was the kiddushin, the betrothal, which can, at least in some cases, be done ...


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One of the children of his pilegesh reuma was a girl maacha. (siporno). The siporno here carries on that Eliezer really had a choice of two girls for yitschak. ופילגשו ותלד גם היא והגיד המגיד שגם פילגשו ילדה את מעכה שהיתה כמו כן ראויה לבנו אם לא יבחר ברבקה ולא יצטרך לזרע כנען: So since there was a choice and she wanted to be the one she had to mention that ...


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A possible answer: Rabbi Ze'ev Ya'avetz wrote in Toldot Yisrael, Vol. I, Motza Davar II: "פקידת אברהם ושרה בבן לעת זקנתם המפורשת בדברים ברורים בתורה מסתייעת היא בכללה מאליה בלי שום כונת ספור גם מתולדות רבים מקרובי אאע"ה. כי כולם היו קשים בנעוריהם להוליד וללדת. והנה על יצחק רבקה ורחל כי עקרים היו, הלא ידענו ברור מפי הכתובים (בראשית כ"ה, כ"...


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Its a machlokes in the reishonim. Tosafos kesubos 7a says Eliezer was a shliach kiddushin. Moshav Zikeinim (brought in Rinas Yitschak kamma) says Eliezer brought Rivka back to Yitschak and he married her.


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