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Note on the nursing mother's advantage in the parsha
In the Behalothcha, Moshe expresses his exasperation with the demands and complaints of the people, saying "Have I conceived all this niation, have I given birth to it that you should say to me to carry it to [in] your chest as the nursing one will carry the infant" (11:12). The commentator, Hakthav Vehakabala points out that the word for nursing one is haomein, which is the masculine form, rather than haomeineth, the feminine form, which is the usual usage for one who nurses. He points out that the nursing woman is able to comfort her crying child with the milk from her body, but a man cannot do that. In context, that would point out the frustration Moshe experiences in not being able to quiet the cries of the people.
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