Bereshit (Genesis) Chapter 21

5And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him.   הוְאַבְרָהָ֖ם בֶּן־מְאַ֣ת שָׁנָ֑ה בְּהִוָּ֣לֶד ל֔וֹ אֵ֖ת יִצְחָ֥ק בְּנֽוֹ:
6And Sarah said, "God has made joy for me; whoever hears will rejoice over me."   ווַתֹּ֣אמֶר שָׂרָ֔ה צְחֹ֕ק עָ֥שָׂה לִ֖י אֱלֹהִ֑ים כָּל־הַשֹּׁמֵ֖עַ יִֽצֲחַק־לִֽי:
will rejoice over me: Heb. יִצְחַק will rejoice for me (Targum Onkelos). And the Midrashic interpretation (Gen. Rabbah 53:8) is: Many barren women were remembered with her; many sick people were healed on that very day; many prayers were answered with hers, and there was much joy in the world.   יִֽצֲחַק־לִי: יִשְׂמַח עָלַי. וּמִקְרָא אַחֵר הַרְבֵּה עֲקָרוֹת נִפְקְדוּ עִמָּהּ, הַרְבֵּה חוֹלִים נִתְרַפְּאוּ בוֹ בַיּוֹם, הַרְבֵּה תְפִלּוֹת נַעֲנוּ עִמָּהּ, וְרֹב שְׂחוֹק הָיָה בָעוֹלָם:
7And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children, for I have borne a son to his old age!"   זוַתֹּ֗אמֶר מִ֤י מִלֵּל֙ לְאַבְרָהָ֔ם הֵינִ֥יקָה בָנִ֖ים שָׂרָ֑ה כִּֽי־יָלַ֥דְתִּי בֵ֖ן לִזְקֻנָֽיו:
Who would have said to Abraham: An expression of praise and esteem, as in (Isa. 41:4): “Who has wrought and done?”; (ibid. 40:26): “Who has created these?” See what He is and Who He is (and how great He is), He Who keeps His promise! The Holy One, blessed be He, promises and does. — [based on Targum Onkelos]   מִי מִלֵּל לְאַבְרָהָם: לְשׁוֹן שֶׁבַח וַחֲשִׁיבוּת, רְאוּ, מִי הוּא וְכַמָּה הוּא שׁוֹמֵר הַבְטָחָתוֹ הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מַבְטִיחַ וְעוֹשֶׂה.
said: Heb. מִלֵל. Scripture uses an unusual word and does not say דִבֶּר because its numerical value [of מִלֵל] is 100, i.e., at the end of one hundred [years] of Abraham. — [from Gen. Rabbah 53:3]   מִלֵּל: שִׁנָּה הַכָּתוּב וְלֹא אָמַר דִּבֵּר – גִּימַטְרִיָּא שֶׁלּוֹ ק', כְּלוֹמַר לְסוֹף מֵאָה לְאַבְרָהָם:
Sarah would nurse children: Why is “children” in the plural? On the day of the feast, the princesses brought their children with them, and she nursed them, for they were saying, “Sarah did not give birth, but brought in a foundling from the street.” - [from B.M. 87a] See above 17:16.   הֵינִיקָה בָנִים שָׂרָה: וּמַהוּ בָנִים לְשׁוֹן רַבִּים? בְּיוֹם הַמִּשְׁתֶּה הֵבִיאוּ הַשָּׂרוֹת בְּנֵיהֶן עִמָּהֶן וְהֵנִיקָה אוֹתָם, שֶׁהָיוּ אוֹמְרוֹת לֹא יָלְדָה שָׂרָה, אֶלָֹּא אֲסוּפִי הֵבִיאָה מִן הַשּׁוּק:
8And the child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.   חוַיִּגְדַּ֥ל הַיֶּ֖לֶד וַיִּגָּמַ֑ל וַיַּ֤עַשׂ אַבְרָהָם֙ מִשְׁתֶּ֣ה גָד֔וֹל בְּי֖וֹם הִגָּמֵ֥ל אֶת־יִצְחָֽק:
and was weaned: At the end of twenty-four months. — [from Gen. Rabbah 53:10, Keth. 60a]   וַיִּגָּמַל: לְסוֹף כ"ד חֹדֶשׁ (גיטין ע"ה):
a great feast: for all the prominent people of the generation were there: Shem, Eber, and Abimelech. — [from Tan. Buber, Vayishlach 23] Cf. Gen. Rabbah 53:10.   מִשְׁתֶּה גָדוֹל: שֶׁהָיוּ שָׁם גְּדוֹלֵי הַדּוֹר שֵׁם וָעֵבֶר וַאֲבִימֶלֶךְ (בראשית רבה):
9And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, making merry.   טוַתֵּ֨רֶא שָׂרָ֜ה אֶת־בֶּן־הָגָ֧ר הַמִּצְרִ֛ית אֲשֶׁר־יָֽלְדָ֥ה לְאַבְרָהָ֖ם מְצַחֵֽק:
making merry: Heb. מְצַחֵק. An expression of idolatry, as it is said (Exod. 32:6): “and they rose up to make merry” (לְצַחֵק) . Another explanation: An expression of illicit sexual relations, as it is said (below 39:17): “to mock (לְצַחֶק) me.” Another explanation: An expression of murder, as it is said (II Sam. 2:14): “Let the boys get up now and sport (וַיִשַׂחֲקוּ) before us, etc.” - [from Gen. Rabbah 53:11]   מְצַחֵֽק: לְשׁוֹן עֲבוֹדָה זָרָה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר וַיָּקֻמוּ לְצַחֵק (שמות ל"ב), דָּבָר אַחֵר לְשׁוֹן גִּלּוּי עֲרָיוֹת, כְּמָה דְּתֵימָא לְצַחֶק בִּי (בראשית ל"ט), דָּבָר אַחֵר לְשׁוֹן רְצִיחָה, כְּמוֹ יָקוּמוּ נָא הַנְּעָרִים וִישַׂחֲקוּ לְפָנֵינוּ וְגוֹ' (שמואל ב ב'):
10And Sarah said to Abraham, "Drive out this handmaid and her son, for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son, with Isaac."   יוַתֹּ֨אמֶר֙ לְאַבְרָהָ֔ם גָּרֵ֛שׁ הָֽאָמָ֥ה הַזֹּ֖את וְאֶת־בְּנָ֑הּ כִּ֣י לֹ֤א יִירַשׁ֙ בֶּן־הָֽאָמָ֣ה הַזֹּ֔את עִם־בְּנִ֖י עִם־יִצְחָֽק:
with my son, etc.: From Sarah’s reply, “For the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son,” you learn that he would quarrel with Isaac regarding the inheritance and say,“ I am the firstborn and should take two portions,” and they would go out to the field, and he would take his bow and shoot arrows at him, as it is said (Prov. 26:18f.): “Like one who wearies himself shooting firebrands, etc. and says: Am I not joking?” - [from above source]   עִם־בְּנִי וגו': שֶׁהָיָה מֵרִיב עִם יִצְחָק עַל הַיְרֻשָּׁה וְאוֹמֵר אֲנִי בְּכוֹר וְנוֹטֵל פִּי שְׁנַיִם, וְיוֹצְאִים בַּשָּׂדֶה וְנוֹטֵל קַשְׁתּוֹ וְיוֹרֶה בוֹ חִצִּים, כְּמָה דְּתֵימָא כְּמִתְלַהְלֵהַּ הַיֹּרֶה זִקִּים וְגוֹ' וְאָמַר הֲלֹא מְשַׂחֵק אָנִי (משלי כ"ו):
with my son, with Isaac: (Gen. Rabbah 53:11) Just because he is my son, even if he were not as deserving as Isaac, or [if he were] as deserving as Isaac, even if he were not my son, this one [Ishmael] does not deserve to inherit with him. How much more so [does he not deserve to inherit] with my son, with Isaac, who has both qualities!-   עִם־בְּנִי עִם־יִצְחָֽק: מִכֵּיוָן שֶׁהוּא בְנִי אֲפִלּוּ אִם אֵינוֹ הָגוּן כְּיִצְחָק, אוֹ הָגוּן כְּיִצְחָק אֲפִלּוּ אֵינוֹ בְנִי, אֵין זֶה כְדַאי לִירַשׁ עִמּוֹ, קַל וָחֹמֶר עִם בְּנִי עִם יִצְחָק, שֶׁשְּׁתֵיהֶן בּוֹ (בראשית רבה):
11But the matter greatly displeased Abraham, concerning his son.   יאוַיֵּ֧רַע הַדָּבָ֛ר מְאֹ֖ד בְּעֵינֵ֣י אַבְרָהָ֑ם עַ֖ל אוֹדֹ֥ת בְּנֽוֹ:
concerning his son: Because he heard that he had fallen to wicked ways (Tan. Shemoth 1). According to its simple meaning, however, [it means] because she told him to send him away.   עַל אודות בְּנֽוֹ: שֶׁשָּׁמַע שֶׁיָּצָא לְתַרְבּוּת רָעָה (בראשית רבה), וּפְשׁוּטוֹ עַל שֶׁאָמְרָה לוֹ לְשַׁלְּחוֹ:
12And God said to Abraham, "Be not displeased concerning the lad and concerning your handmaid; whatever Sarah tells you, hearken to her voice, for in Isaac will be called your seed.   יבוַיֹּ֨אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶל־אַבְרָהָ֗ם אַל־יֵרַ֤ע בְּעֵינֶ֨יךָ֙ עַל־הַנַּ֣עַר וְעַל־אֲמָתֶ֔ךָ כֹּל֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר תֹּאמַ֥ר אֵלֶ֛יךָ שָׂרָ֖ה שְׁמַ֣ע בְּקֹלָ֑הּ כִּ֣י בְיִצְחָ֔ק יִקָּרֵ֥א לְךָ֖ זָֽרַע:
hearken to her voice: (to the voice of the holy spirit within her.) We learn from here that Abraham was inferior to Sarah in prophecy. — [from Exod. Rabbah 1:1, Tan. Shemoth 1]   שְׁמַע בקולה: לָמַדְנוּ שֶׁהָיָה אַבְרָהָם טָפֵל לְשָׂרָה בִּנְבִיאוּת:
13But also the son of the handmaid I will make into a nation, because he is your seed."   יגוְגַ֥ם אֶת־בֶּן־הָֽאָמָ֖ה לְג֣וֹי אֲשִׂימֶ֑נּוּ כִּ֥י זַרְעֲךָ֖ הֽוּא:
14And Abraham arose early in the morning, and he took bread and a leather pouch of water, and he gave [them] to Hagar, he placed [them] on her shoulder, and the child, and he sent her away; and she went and wandered in the desert of Beer sheba.   ידוַיַּשְׁכֵּ֣ם אַבְרָהָ֣ם | בַּבֹּ֡קֶר וַיִּקַּח־לֶ֩חֶם֩ וְחֵ֨מַת מַ֜יִם וַיִּתֵּ֣ן אֶל־הָ֠גָ֠ר שָׂ֧ם עַל־שִׁכְמָ֛הּ וְאֶת־הַיֶּ֖לֶד וַיְשַׁלְּחֶ֑הָ וַתֵּ֣לֶךְ וַתֵּ֔תַע בְּמִדְבַּ֖ר בְּאֵ֥ר שָֽׁבַע:
bread and a leather pouch of water: But not silver and gold, because he hated him for falling to evil ways. — [from Tan. Shemoth 1]   לֶחֶם וְחֵמַת מַיִם: וְלֹא כֶסֶף וְזָהָב, לְפִי שֶׁהָיָה שׂוֹנְאוֹ עַל שֶׁיָּצָא לְתַרְבּוּת רָעָה:
and the child: (Gen. Rabbah 53:13) He also placed the child on her shoulder, because Sarah had cast an evil eye upon him, and he was seized by a fever so that he could not walk on his feet.   וְאֶת־הַיֶּלֶד: אַף הַיֶּלֶד שָׂם עַל שִׁכְמָהּ, שֶׁהִכְנִיסָה בוֹ שָׂרָה עַיִן רָעָה וַאֲחָזַתּוּ חַמָּה וְלֹא יָכוֹל לֵילֵךְ בְּרַגְלָיו (בראשית רבה):
and she went and wandered: She reverted to the idols of her father’s house. — [from Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer, ch. 30]   וַתֵּלֶךְ וַתֵּתַע: חָזְרָה לְגִלּוּלֵי בֵית אָבִיהָ (פרקי דרבי אליעזר פ' ל'):
15And the water was depleted from the leather pouch, and she cast the child under one of the bushes.   טווַיִּכְל֥וּ הַמַּ֖יִם מִן־הַחֵ֑מֶת וַתַּשְׁלֵ֣ךְ אֶת־הַיֶּ֔לֶד תַּ֖חַת אַחַ֥ד הַשִּׂיחִֽם:
And the water was depleted: Because sick people habitually drink great amounts. — [from Gen. Rabbah 53:13]   וַיִּכְלוּ הַמַּיִם: לְפִי שֶׁדֶּרֶךְ חוֹלִים לִשְׁתּוֹת הַרְבֵּה:
16And she went and sat down from afar, at about the distance of two bowshots, for she said, "Let me not see the child's death." And she sat from afar, and she raised her voice and wept.   טזוַתֵּ֩לֶךְ֩ וַתֵּ֨שֶׁב לָ֜הּ מִנֶּ֗גֶד הַרְחֵק֙ כִּמְטַֽחֲוֵ֣י קֶ֔שֶׁת כִּ֣י אָֽמְרָ֔ה אַל־אֶרְאֶ֖ה בְּמ֣וֹת הַיָּ֑לֶד וַתֵּ֣שֶׁב מִנֶּ֔גֶד וַתִּשָּׂ֥א אֶת־קֹלָ֖הּ וַתֵּֽבְךְּ:
from afar: Heb. מִנֶגֶד, from afar. — [from Gen. Rabbah 53:13]   מִנֶּגֶד: מֵרָחוֹק:
the distance of two bowshots: As far as two bowshots, and it is an expression of shooting an arrow. [It is used so] in the language of the Mishnah (Yev. 90b, Sanh. 46a): “who cohabited (הֵטִיח) with his wife,” because the semen shoots like an arrow. Now if you ask: it should have been כִּמְטַחֵי קֶשֶׁת, [I will answer you that] it is grammatically correct to insert a “vav” here, as in (Song 2:14): “in the clefts of (בְּחַגְוָי) the rock,” from the [same] root as (Isa. 19:17): “And the land of Judah will be to Egypt for a breach (לְחָגָא),” and from the [same] root as (Ps. 107:27): “They reeled (יָחוֹגוּ) and staggered like a drunkard.” Similarly (ibid. 65:6): “the ends of (קַצְוָי) the earth,” being derived from קָצֶה (end).   כִּמְטַֽחֲוֵי קֶשֶׁת: כִּשְׁתֵּי טִיחוֹת (בראשית רבה), וְהוּא לְשׁוֹן יְרִיַּת חֵץ, בִּלְשׁוֹן מִשְׁנָה שֶׁהֵטִיחַ בְאִשְׁתּוֹ, עַל שֵׁם שֶׁהַזֶּרַע יוֹרֶה כַּחֵץ; וְאִם תֹּאמַר הָיָה לוֹ לִכְתֹּב כִּמְטַחֵי קֶשֶׁת, מִשְׁפַּט הַוָּי"ו לִכָּנֵס לְכָאן, כְּמוֹ בְּחַגְוֵי הַסֶּלַע (שיר השירים ב'), מִגִּזְרַת וְהָיְתָה אַדְמַת יְהוּדָה לְמִצְרַיִם לְחָגָּא (ישעיהו י"ט), וּמִגִּזְרַת יָחוֹגּוּ וְיָנוּעוּ כַּשִּׁכּוֹר (תהילים ק"ז), וְכֵן קַצְוֵי אֶרֶץ (תהילים ס"ה), מִגִּזְרַת קָצֶה:
And she sat from afar: When he drew near death, she went further away.   וַתֵּשֶׁב מִנֶּגֶד: כֵּיוָן שֶׁקָּרַב לָמוּת הוֹסִיפָה לְהִתְרַחֵק:
17And God heard the lad's voice, and an angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, "What is troubling you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the lad's voice in the place where he is.   יזוַיִּשְׁמַ֣ע אֱלֹהִים֘ אֶת־ק֣וֹל הַנַּ֒עַר֒ וַיִּקְרָא֩ מַלְאַ֨ךְ אֱלֹהִ֤ים | אֶל־הָגָר֙ מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וַיֹּ֥אמֶר לָ֖הּ מַה־לָּ֣ךְ הָגָ֑ר אַל־תִּ֣ירְאִ֔י כִּֽי־שָׁמַ֧ע אֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶל־ק֥וֹל הַנַּ֖עַר בַּֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר הוּא־שָֽׁם:
the lad’s voice: From here [we learn] that the sick person’s prayer is more effective than the prayer of others on his behalf, and is the first to be accepted. — [from Gen. Rabbah 53:14]   אֶת־קוֹל הַנַּעַר: מִכָּאן שֶׁיָּפָה תְּפִלַּת הַחוֹלֶה מִתְּפִלַּת אֲחֵרִים עָלָיו וְהִיא קוֹדֶמֶת לְהִתְקַבֵּל (בראשית רבה):
where he is: According to the deeds that he does now he is judged and not according to what he is destined to do (Rosh Hashanah 16b). For the ministering angels were accusing and saying,“ O Lord of the Universe, for one who is destined to kill Your children with thirst, You are bringing up a well?!” And He answered them, “What is he now, righteous or wicked?” They replied, “Righteous.” He said to them, “According to his present deeds I judge him” (Gen. Rabbah 53:14). And that is the meaning of “where he is.” Now where did he kill the Israelites with thirst? When Nebuchadnezzar exiled them, as it is stated (Isa. 21: 13f.): “The harsh prophecy concerning Arabia, etc. Toward the thirsty bring ye water, etc.” When they led them beside the Arabs, the Israelites said to their captors, “Please lead us beside the children of our uncle Ishmael, and they will have mercy on us,” as it is stated: “the caravans of the Dedanites.” Do not read דְדָנִים (Dedanites) but דְוֹדִים (uncles). And these [Ishmaelites] went forth toward them and brought them salted meat and fish and inflated skins. The Israelites thought that they were full of water, but when one would place it into one’s mouth and open it, the air would enter his body and he would die (Tan. Yithro 5).   בַּֽאֲשֶׁר הוּא־שָֽׁם: לְפִי מַעֲשִׂים שֶׁהוּא עוֹשֶׂה עַכְשָׁו הוּא נִדּוֹן, וְלֹא לְפִי מַה שֶּׁהוּא עָתִיד לַעֲשׂוֹת (ראש השנה ט"ז), לְפִי שֶׁהָיוּ מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁרֵת מְקַטְרְגִים וְאוֹמְרִים רִבּוֹנו שֶׁל עוֹלָם, מִי שֶׁעָתִיד זַרְעוֹ לְהָמִית בָּנֶיךָ בַּצָּמָא אַתָּה מַעֲלֶה לוֹ בְּאֵר, וְהוּא מְשִׁיבָם עַכְשָׁו מַה הוּא, צַדִּיק אוֹ רָשָׁע? אָמְרוּ לוֹ צַדִּיק, אָמַר לָהֶם לְפִי מַעֲשָׂיו שֶׁל עַכְשָׁו אֲנִי דָנוֹ, וְזֶהוּ בַּאֲשֶׁר הוּא שָׁם. וְהֵיכָן הֵמִית אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּצָּמָא? כְּשֶׁהֶגְלָם נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּר, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר מַשָּׂא בַּעְרָב וְגוֹ' לִקְרַאת צָמֵא הֵתָיוּ מָיִם וְגוֹ' (ישעיהו כ"א), כְּשֶׁהָיוּ מוֹלִיכִין אוֹתָם אֵצֶל עַרְבִיִּים, הָיוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹמְרִים לְשׁוֹבֵיהֶם בְּבַקָּשָׁה מִכֶּם הוֹלִיכוּנוּ אֵצֶל בְּנֵי דוֹדֵנוּ יִשְׁמָעֵאל וִירַחֲמוּ עָלֵינוּ, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר אֹרְחוֹת דְּדָנִים (שם) – אַל תִּקְרֵי דְּדָנִים אֶלָּא דּוֹדִים – וְאֵלּוּ יוֹצְאִים לִקְרָאתָם וּמְבִיאִין לָהֶם בָּשָׂר וְדָג מָלוּחַ וְנוֹדוֹת נְפוּחִים, כִּסְבוּרִים יִשְׂרָאֵל שֶׁהֵם מְלֵאִים מַיִם, וּכְשֶׁמַּכְנִיסוֹ לְתוֹךְ פִּיו וּפוֹתְחוֹ, הָרוּחַ נִכְנֶסֶת בְּגוּפוֹ וּמֵת:
18Rise, pick up the lad and grasp your hand upon him, for I shall make him into a great nation."   יחק֚וּמִי שְׂאִ֣י אֶת־הַנַּ֔עַר וְהַֽחֲזִ֥יקִי אֶת־יָדֵ֖ךְ בּ֑וֹ כִּֽי־לְג֥וֹי גָּד֖וֹל אֲשִׂימֶֽנּוּ:
19And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water, and she went and filled the pouch with water and gave the lad to drink.   יטוַיִּפְקַ֤ח אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶת־עֵינֶ֔יהָ וַתֵּ֖רֶא בְּאֵ֣ר מָ֑יִם וַתֵּ֜לֶךְ וַתְּמַלֵּ֤א אֶת־הַחֵ֨מֶת֙ מַ֔יִם וַתַּ֖שְׁקְ אֶת־הַנָּֽעַר:
20And God was with the lad, and he grew, and he dwelt in the desert, and he became an archer.   כוַיְהִ֧י אֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶת־הַנַּ֖עַר וַיִּגְדָּ֑ל וַיֵּ֨שֶׁב֙ בַּמִּדְבָּ֔ר וַיְהִ֖י רֹבֶ֥ה קַשָּֽׁת:
..and he became an archer: Heb. רֹבֶה קַשָׁת, one who shoots arrows with a bow.   רֹבֶה קַשָּֽׁת: יוֹרֶה חִצִּים בְּקֶשֶׁת:
Heb. קַשָׁת: [He is so designated] because of his occupation, like חַמָר, donkey driver, גַמָל, camel driver, צַיָד, hunter. Therefore, the “shin” is punctuated with a “dagesh.” He would dwell in the desert and waylay the passers-by. That is what is meant by (above 16: 12): “his hand will be upon all, etc.”   קַשָּֽׁת: עַל שֵׁם הָאֻמָּנוּת, כְּמוֹ חַמָּר, גַּמָּל, צַיָּד, לְפִיכָך הַשִּׁי"ן מֻדְגֶּשֶׁת. הָיָה יוֹשֵׁב בַּמִּדְבָּר וּמְלַסְטֵם אֶת הָעוֹבְרִים, הוּא שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר יָדוֹ בַכֹּל וְגוֹמֵר:
21And he dwelt in the desert of Paran, and his mother took for him a wife from the land of Egypt.   כאוַיֵּ֖שֶׁב בְּמִדְבַּ֣ר פָּארָ֑ן וַתִּקַּח־ל֥וֹ אִמּ֛וֹ אִשָּׁ֖ה מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם:
from the land of Egypt: from the place where she grew up, as it is stated (above 16:1): “and she had an Egyptian handmaid, etc.” That is what people say, “Throw a stick into the air, and it will land on its place of origin (the ground).” - [from Gen. Rabbah 53:15]   מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם: מִמְּקוֹם גִּדּוּלֶיהָ, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר וְלָהּ שִׁפְחָה מִצְרִית וְגוֹ' (בראשית ט״ז:א׳), הַיְנוּ דְּאָמְרִי אִינָשֵׁי זְרֹק חוּטְרָא לַאֲוִירָא, אֲעִיקְּרֵיהּ קָאֵי: