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Vezot HaBerachah

33:9 He was the one who said of his father and mother, 'I do not see them,' not recognizing brother or child. They thus kept Your word and safeguarded Your covenant.
Ha'omer le'aviv ule'imo lo re'itiv ve'et-echav lo hikir ve'et-banav lo yada ki shamru imratecha uvritcha yintsoru.


who said...
  See Exodus 32:27-29 (Sifri; Rashi; Ibn Ezra). Or, abandoning family to serve God (Ibn Ezra), possibly relating to those outside the proper age of Levitical service (see Targum Yonathan; see Numbers 4:47). Or, if relating to the High Priest, not to defile himself for a dead relative (Leviticus 21:11; Chizzkuni; Paaneach Razah).

safeguarded Your covenant
  By not worshiping the Golden Calf (Exodus 32:26; Abarbanel), or by not worshiping idols in Egypt (Midrash HaGadol); by keeping circumcision in Egypt (Yad, Issurey Biyah 13:2; Bachya), and in the desert (Rashi; cf. Sifri). Or, covenant of the priesthood (Chizzkuni; cf. Numbers 25:13), or the covenant of the Torah in general (Ralbag).

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