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According to Rashi, the words "Ascribe greatness to our G‑d" teach us to say "Blessed be the name of his glorious Kingdom" after a blessing recited in the Holy Temple. How does Rashi know this?
G-d's benevolence seems to be lacking. When the Jewish people are undeserving, a thousand Jews will be pursued from a single enemy soldier. Yet when they are blessed to prevail over their enemies, the same ratio does not apply. Only twenty enemy soldiers will flee from a single Jew.
Isn't it obvious that if "I cause death and I bring to life" then "I inure and I heal"? Rashi remains silent on this question, but his comments in an earlier parshah allow us to gain insight into what this verse is really telling us.
Rashi tells us that the Jewish people resolved not to let Moses, "the man who brought us out of Egypt, …split the Reed Sea for us, …brought the manna down for us, [and] gave us the Torah," die. How can we understand this righteous generation opposing G‑d's will in this way, and practically, how did they think they could stop Moses from dying?
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