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With apologies to @user8375, Leviticus 18:24 refers to all forms of sexual immorality, including incest, homosexuality, and bestiality among others (the various forms mentioned in the preceding part of the chapter). 20:23, again referring to the preceding part of that chapter), repeats the injunctions against sexual immorality, but expands it with idol ...


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R. Judah Loewe in his supercommentary there explains that the explicit verse would only tell us the fact. The implication of 16:16 is to highlight the praiseworthiness of this fact: אף על גב דכבר כתב בסוף הפרשה בפירוש שהיה בן י”ג כשנמול מכל מקום רצה לומר שזה הכתוב מדבר בשבחו דאילו ממקרא דלקמן לא הוי ידעינן שהכתוב מדבר בשבחו ולכך נכתב זה הפסוק לומר שהוא ...


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The Riva says that from the second verse, you would only know the age, but from 16:16, you can see that it was not done against Yishma'el's will. חשיב דמהתם נוכל לומר דבעל כרחו נמול לכך למד כאן רש"י מיתורא שמרצונו היה. While it doesn't say so, this might be developed from the last word, "l'Avram" that he was born not just to Hagar, but to Avram and he ...


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Perhaps Rashi attributed the position that Tzelofechad was not the "collector of sticks" (R' Akiva's position) but one of the "Ma'apilim" who prematurely stormed Cana'an in Num 4:14 based on a source in the Midrash rather than on Shabbat 96b-97a. First, it's not clear that the Gemara in Shabbat associates this position, in particular, with R' Yehuda ben ...


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According to this Wikipedia article: https://he.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/פירוש_רש%22י_לתורה (Under ״מפרשי רש׳י) The writer of ikar siftei Chachamim is anonymous, but it was first printed in Vilna (widow and brothers Romm) printing press in 5635 (1874/ 1875).


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