Question:

What does it mean when it says that certain words in the Torah come from foreign languages? For example, in Vaeschanan, Rashi on the word Totafos.

Answer:

The words don’t come from foreign languages, because the world was created from the letters and words of the Torah. The meforshim say that these words were part of lashon hakodesh and still are, however they aren’t words used and spoken in our present day lashon hakodesh, however they are still used in other languages in this context, and that is how we know their meaning (in lashon hakodesh).

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