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Melekhet Machashevet Citations
Shemot

    The following are online citations from Moshe Chafetz's 1710 work Melekhet Machashevet, found on the internet.

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    Parshat Shemot
    (From Exodus)

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    The pasuk [1:21] states vayaas lahem batim. But who made houses? And for whom? And what is meant by "houses?" And why do this?

    This phrase, vayaas lahem batim, is extremely ambiguous, and so of course many meforshim offer different explanations. Shadal has a nice rundown of many of them:

    6) Rav Moshe Chefetz: The houses which summoned them increased, since their righteous became known.

     

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