by Zvi Akiva Fleisher
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OROH V'SIMCHOH - MESHECH CHOCHMOH ON PARSHAS LECH L'CHO 5766 BS"D
Ch. 13, v. 6: "V'lo noso osom ho'oretz losheves yachdov ki hoyoh r'chushom rav v'lo yochlu losheves yachdov" - "V'lo yochlu losheves yachdov" seems to be totally superfluous. The MESHECH CHOCHMOH answers that often when there is a disagreement between two parties, each has a basis for feeling that he is right and this causes a rift between them. After the passage of some time the cause of the disagreement might cease to exist. However, both parties have become entrenched in feuding. They still continue to have the rift even though there is now absolutely no basis for disagreeing.
The beginning of our verse tells us that there was a legitimate reason for their not being able to live together harmoniously. The end of the verse tells us that they continued to not live in peace with each other without stating the reason, as after feuding for so long they continued to do so even without a cause.
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