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1)

In what way did Bil'am compare Yisrael to a lion-cub and to a lion?

1.

Rashi #1: When they rise each morning from their sleep, they arouse themselves like a cub and a lion to grab Mitzvos, to don a Talis, to recite the Sh'ma and to put on Tefilin.

2)

What was he referring to when he said "Lo Yishkav ad Yochal Teref ... "?

1.

Rashi #1: And they do not go to sleep at night before 'devour and destroy the demons that prey on them


1

Refer to 23:24:1:2.

2

Ramban: Beginning the conquest of Cana'an like a lion-cub and ending it like a lion.

3)

And was he referring to when he concluded "ve'Dam Chalalim Yishteh"?

1.

Rashi #1: He was prophesying that Moshe would not die before slaying the five kings of Midyan, 1 and that he (Bil'am) would die together with them. 2

2.

Rashi #2 (citing Targum Onkelos) and Targum Yonasan: Refer to 23:24:2:2.


1

See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

2

Rashi: As the Pasuk testifies in Yehoshua, 13:22.

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