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devarim 20:11

Question:

shalom aleichem Rabbi,

What exactly does [למס] mean in [devarim 20:11] ? Does it mean taxes?

והיה אם־שלום תענך ופתחה לך והיה כל־העם הנמצא־בה יהיו לך למס ועבדוך׃

thank you.

Answer:

It means that they will be subjected to you, and have to work for you.

 

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