hebrew
1)

What exactly, is 'Kar ha'Gamal'?

1.

Rashi, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: A saddle-cloth or a cushion that one places underneath the camel's saddle. 1

2.

Rashbam: It is the cushion or the blanket that one places on the camel, on which one sits.


1

Alternatively, based on the Gemara in Eruvin, it means the saddle itself.

2)

When Lavan searched Rachel's tent, why didn't the Terafim say "we are here"?

1.

Hadar Zekenim (19): If one considers himself an idol, it is a disgrace to be under someone's rump.

2.

Riva: They speak only after they are worshipped.

3.

Tosfos ha'Shalem (3): Rachel pressed tightly on them, lest they scream.

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