Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Chasam Sofer -Parshas Lech Lecha


Parshas Hashavua לך לך

The Chasam Sofer Al Hatorah (Parshas ויחי P 245) quotes the Kuzari who says that לעתיד לבא (in the near future) מצרים will be part of ארץ ישראל.

 
At the ברית בין הבתרים, Hashem promised the land to Avraham Avinu extending the border all the way to נהר מצרים


The תרגום ירושלמי & the תרגום המיוחס לר' יונתן בן עוזיאל translate מנהר מצרים  - מנילוס מצרים  (Breishis 15-18)

The Ibn Ezra, Rashi & others agree with the Targum.
The border of Eretz Yisroel will extend
all the way to the Nile (Cairo)

The Radvaz and other Rishonim argue and claim נהר מצרים can't be the Nile. (They seem to hold נהר מצרים is possibly The Wadi El Arish)

 

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