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 25:6
25:6 [The judges] were still weeping [in indecision] at the Communion Tent entrance, when an Israelite brought forth a Midianite woman to his brethren before the eyes of Moses and the Israelite community.
Vehineh ish mibeney Yisra'el ba vayakrev el-echav et-haMidyanit le'eyney Moshe ule'eyney kol-adat beney-Yisra'el vehemah vochim petach Ohel Mo'ed.



Commentary:

in indecision
  (cf. Ramban; Sanhedrin 82a). Or, 'the people were weeping in prayer' (Ibn Ezra), because the plague had begun (Bachya), or because they had been commanded to kill (Chizzkuni).

an Israelite
  See Numbers 25:14. The man, Zimri, publicly confronted Moses (Josephus,Antiquities 4:6:11), pointing out that Moses was vulnerable because Moses had married a Midianite woman (Exodus 2:16,21; Numbers 12:1; Sanhedrin 82a; Targum Yonathan; BeMidbar Rabbah 20:25).

Midianite
  See Numbers 25:1, 25:15.





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