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 11:34
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 12:1
11:35 From Graves of Craving, the people traveled to Chatzeroth. They were to remain in Chatzeroth [longer than planned].
MiKivrot haTa'avah nas'u ha'am Chatserot vayihyu baChatserot.
12:1 Miriam and Aaron began speaking against Moses because of the dark-skinned woman he had married. The woman that [Moses] had married was indeed dark-skinned.
Vatedaber Miryam ve'Aharon beMoshe al-odot ha'ishah haKushit asher lakach ki-ishah Chushit lakach.



Commentary:

Chatzeroth
  See Numbers 33:17, Deuteronomy 1:1. Some say that this can be identified with Ain Khadra, some 37 miles north-east of Sinai. The Israelites arrived in Chatzeroth on 22 Sivan (Taanith 29a; Chizzkuni). Some say that Korach's rebellion occured in Chatzeroth (Rashi on Deuteronomy 1:1), see Numbers, 16:20.

dark-skinned
  Tzipporah was a dark-skinned Midianite (Ibn Ezra; Radak, Sherashim). Kushite in Hebrew, literally Ethiopian (cf. Targum Yonathan; Rashbam; Septuagint). It is from here that the tradition is derived that after he escaped from Egypt, Moses was a ruler in Ethiopia, and married an Ethiopian princess (Rashbam; Sefer HaYashar; Divrey Yamim DeMoshe; Yalkut Shimoni 168; Rashbam; Josephus, Antiquities 2:10:2). Or, 'a beautiful wife' (Targum; Saadia; Rashi; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah); or, 'a distinguished wife' (Rashi).

The woman...
  Or, 'for he had divorced his beautiful wife' (Targum; Saadia; Rashi).





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