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1) MEFIVOSHES -- SON OF WHO?
QUESTION: The Gemara cites a verse discussing Mefivoshes, and it calls him the son of Shaul (Shmuel II 19:25). Why does it call him the son of Shaul if he was really the son of Yehonasan? ANSWERS:(a) The IYUN YAKOV explains that in this incident, Mefivoshes displayed animosity towards David ha'Melech by saying that Hashem should not have helped him to overthrow Avshalom. Therefore, the verse relates him to Shaul, who also hated David, and not to Yehonasan who loved him.
2) THE SEVERITY OF THE SIN OF "LASHON HA'RA"Next dafAGADAH: The Gemara says that as a result of David ha'Melech accepting Rechilus about Mefivoshes (as the verse says, "va'Yeragel Avdecha") and taking away half of his property, Hashem punished him by taking away half of his kingdom a few generations later.
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