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01/20/2023 01:27:18 PM



These two cases of Judgment are parallel to the two times that Moshe asked G-d (at the end of the last Parsha) "Why?" - - "Why have You allotted misfortune to this people" and "Why did You send just me".


And G-d (Elokim) spoke to Moshe and said... I am G-d." (6,2)



The Trait of Judgment


On the words written at the beginning of the Parsha "And G-d (Elokim) spoke to Moshe and said... I am G-d" the Kisei Rachamim explains that here G-d spoke to Moshe with the Trait of Judgment. For every place that says Elokim aludes to the Trait of Judgment, and certainly when it says "spoke" "וידבר" which implies harsh words, also in the Trait of Judgment. Therefore, the Kisei Rachamim says this verse has Judgment twice.


On the words thereafter "Then G-d said to Moshe now shall you see what I will do to Pharoh for by a strong hand shall he let them go" Rashi explains: G-d said to Moshe – You wondered about My Attributes, not like Avraham whom I told "For your descendants will be called in Yitzchak" and when I then told him "Bring him up as a sacrifice" he did not wonder about My Attributes. Therefore "now shall you see" – you shall see what happens to Pharaoh but not what happens to the Seven Nations when I bring them into the Land.







Sun, April 2 2023 11 Nisan 5783