3. A. R. Jonah and R. Levi in the name of R. Hama b. R. Hanina: "The wilderness of Sin [Ex. 16: Iff.] and the wilderness of Alush [Num. 33:13] are the same place.
B. "On account of what merit did the Israelites merit having mana given to them? It was because of the statement, 'knead it and make cakes.' [The word for knead is lushi, hence because of the kneading of the dough by Sarah, the later Israelites had the merit of receiving mana in the wilderness of Alush which is the same as the wilderness of Sin, where, in the biblical account, the mana came down, so Ex. 16: Iff.]"
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