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Torah Reading for Toldot

Torah Reading for Toldot

Genesis 25:19-28:9

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Chapter 26

6. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.   ו. וַיֵּשֶׁב יִצְחָק בִּגְרָר:
7. And the men of the place asked about his wife, and he said, "She is my sister," because he was afraid to say, "[She is] my wife," [because he said,] "Lest the men of the place kill me because of Rebecca, for she is of comely appearance."   ז. וַיִּשְׁאֲלוּ אַנְשֵׁי הַמָּקוֹם לְאִשְׁתּוֹ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲחֹתִי הִוא כִּי יָרֵא לֵאמֹר אִשְׁתִּי פֶּן יַהַרְגֻנִי אַנְשֵׁי הַמָּקוֹם עַל רִבְקָה כִּי טוֹבַת מַרְאֶה הִוא:
about his wife: Heb. לְאִשְׁתּוֹ, lit., to his wife, about his wife, like (above 20:13):“Say about me (לִי) , ‘He is my brother.’”   לאשתו: על אשתו, כמו (לעיל כ יג) אמרי לי אחי הוא:
8. And it came to pass, when he had been there for many days, that Abimelech, the king of the Philistines, looked out of the window, and he saw, and behold, Isaac was jesting with Rebecca his wife.   ח. וַיְהִי כִּי אָרְכוּ לוֹ שָׁם הַיָּמִים וַיַּשְׁקֵף אֲבִימֶלֶךְ מֶלֶךְ פְּלִשְׁתִּים בְּעַד הַחַלּוֹן וַיַּרְא וְהִנֵּה יִצְחָק מְצַחֵק אֵת רִבְקָה אִשְׁתּוֹ:
when he had been there for many days: He said [to himself],“From now on, I need not worry since they have not violated her until now,” and he did not take precautions to beware.   כי ארכו: אמר מעתה אין לי לדאוג מאחר שלא אנסוה עד עכשיו, ולא נזהר להיות נשמר:
that Abimelech…looked, etc: He saw him engaging in marital relations. [Gen. Rabbah 64:5]   וישקף אבימלך וגו': שראהו משמש מטתו:
9. So Abimelech called Isaac, and he said, "Behold, she is your wife; so how could you have said, 'She is my sister'?" And Isaac said to him, "Because I said, 'Lest I die because of her. '"   ט. וַיִּקְרָא אֲבִימֶלֶךְ לְיִצְחָק וַיֹּאמֶר אַךְ הִנֵּה אִשְׁתְּךָ הִוא וְאֵיךְ אָמַרְתָּ אֲחֹתִי הִוא וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו יִצְחָק כִּי אָמַרְתִּי פֶּן אָמוּת עָלֶיהָ:
10. And Abimelech said, "What have you done to us? The most prominent of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us."   י. וַיֹּאמֶר אֲבִימֶלֶךְ מַה זֹּאת עָשִׂיתָ לָּנוּ כִּמְעַט שָׁכַב אַחַד הָעָם אֶת אִשְׁתֶּךָ וְהֵבֵאתָ עָלֵינוּ אָשָׁם:
The most prominent of the people: Heb. אַחַד הָעָם, the most prominent one of the people, meaning the king. [Gen. Targum Onkelos and Jonathan]   אחד העם: המיוחד בעם זה המלך:
and you would have brought guilt upon us: Had he had relations, you would have brought guilt upon us.   והבאת עלינו אשם: אם שכב, כבר הבאת עלינו אשם:
11. And Abimelech commanded all the people, saying, "Whoever touches this man or his wife shall be put to death."   יא. וַיְצַו אֲבִימֶלֶךְ אֶת כָּל הָעָם לֵאמֹר הַנֹּגֵעַ בָּאִישׁ הַזֶּה וּבְאִשְׁתּוֹ מוֹת יוּמָת:
12. And Isaac sowed in that land, and he found in that year a hundred fold, and the Lord blessed him.   יב. וַיִּזְרַע יִצְחָק בָּאָרֶץ הַהִוא וַיִּמְצָא בַּשָּׁנָה הַהִוא מֵאָה שְׁעָרִים וַיְבָרֲכֵהוּ יְהֹוָה:
in that land: [The land yielded an abundant harvest] even though it was not considered as esteemed as the Land of Israel itself, i.e., as the land of the seven nations (Gen. Rabbah 64:6).   בארץ ההיא: אף על פי שאינה חשובה כארץ ישראל עצמה, כארץ שבעה גויים:
in that year: Even though it was not as it should have been, for it was a year of famine (Gen. Rabbah ad loc.).   בשנה ההיא: אף על פי שאינה כתקנה, שהיתה שנת רעבון:
in that land…in that year: Why both of them? To tell us that the land was hard and that the year was a hard one.   בארץ ההיא בשנה ההיא: שניהם למה, לומר שארץ קשה והשנה קשה:
a hundred fold: For they had estimated how much it [the land] was fit to produce, and it produced for each measure that they had estimated, one hundred [measures], and our Rabbis said that the purpose of this estimate was for tithing. [Gen. Rabbah 64:6]   מאה שערים: שאמדוה כמה ראויה לעשות ועשתה על אחת מאה שאמדוה. ורבותינו אמרו אומד זה למעשרות היה:
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