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Unformatted text preview: place where she would know nobody when she got married. When Avrham told Eleiezer not to get a wife from Canaan he also remembered that Hashem had told him that his children, the Jews, would be “strangers in a strange land” for 400 years. If Yetzack had taken a wife from Canaan then it would have been considered his residence. On the other hand if Yetzchak married somebody from another land and lived in Canaan he would be considered a stranger, starting the 400 year countdown sooner. This countdown was really meant to start when Yosef died and the Jews were enslaved by the Egyptians, but by the mercy of Hsahem and the wiseness of Avrham we were spared 190 extra years as slaves in Egypt. Just as Hashem Yesborych was so merciful to us during the Egyptian exile may he just as merciful to us now, if not more and redeem us speedily in our days....
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2009 for the course SS 101 taught by Professor Peleg during the Spring '02 term at Yeshiva.
- Spring '02