Thursday, June 17, 2021


 Parshas Hashavua חקת

וישמע הכנעני מלך ערד ישב הנגב *    

Rashi explains that it was actually עמלק who was
ישב הנגב but disguised himself, by speaking in
the language of  כנען so to confuse the Yidden
when they will Daven to Hashem to save them f
rom the enemy כנען instead of עמלק

Since they  wore Amaleiki clothing the Yidden
realized something doesn't make sense and
Davend without mentioning any name of the enemy.
The קליר in the פיוט of Shabbos פרשת זכור writes
זכור יושב הנגב בלי על כערד כסות ולשון שנה
Seems that the קליר holds (unlike Rashi) that he
changed both, his clothing and also his language.

The (מהרש"א (ר"ה ג ע"א  claims, we can say that the
קליר & Rashi are not arguing. The meaning of 
כסות ולשון שנה is that the כסות didn't match the לשון 
since he wore Amaleiki clothes and spoke Kanani
language. (like Rashi)

*Bamidbar 21:1           

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