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1)

What are the implications of the words "Vayitzamed Yisrael ... "?

1.

Targum Yonasan: They clung to Ba'al Pe'or like a nail in a piece of wood which can only be extracted with difficulty. 1


1

Refer to 25:5:2:1 & 2.

2)

What caused Yisrael to worship Ba'al Pe'or?

1.

Rashi (citing Sanhedrin 106a): When their desire was aroused, the women would produce the images from their bosoms and demand that the men first worship them.

3)

What is the significance of the sequence of events "They ate and they prostrated themselves to their gods"?

1.

Rashi (K'sav Yad Teiman): "Vayochal ha'Am" is an expression of Z'nus.

2.

Seforno: Such is the way of the Yeitzer ha'Ra, to go from bad to worse. 1


1

Seforno: As the Gemara states in Shabbos, 105b.

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