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Overnight Lodging

In Parshat Chayei Sarah when Eliezer was asking for lodging for the night, why is there a difference in the spelling of the word La-lin (Genesis 24:23) and La-lun (24:25)?

The Aish Rabbi Replies:

Fantastic! Rashi was bothered by the exact same question!

In the first reference, Eliezer asked for one night of lodging. But Rivka, in her generosity, offered many nights. Hence the different spellings.

Isn't it amazing how every letter in the Torah is packed with insight!

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