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1)

What is this Pasuk coming to add to the previous Pesukim?

1.

Rashi and Ramban #1: It is a La'av on purchasers who fail to return the fields to their owners in the Yovel. 1

2.

Ramban #2 (citing the Rambam): It is a La'av on the seller or on the purchaser not to stipulate that they are selling or buying the field permanently. 2

3.

Ramban #3 (citing the Toras Kohanim): It is not a La'av, but a reason for the Mitzvah of Yovel, as if to say 'Enact the Yovel among yourselves, and don't be upset about it, since the land belongs to Me and I don't want it to be sold permanently like other sales'. 3


1

See Ramban's explanation of the Pasuk.

2

Ramban (Ibid.): Even though the field automatically leaves the domain of the purchaser and reverts to that of the owner - irrespective of any stipulation to the contrary, whether on the part of the buyer or of the seller.

3

Refer also to 25:23:4:2*.

2)

What is the meaning of "li'Tzemisus"?

1.

Rashi #1, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means for an indefinite period, or permanently.

2.

Rashi #2: It means 'cut off' - One may not cut oneself off from one's ancestral property in a way that one no longer redeem it. 1


1

See also Ibn Ezra.

3)

What are the connotations of the phrase "ki Li ha'Aretz"?

1.

Rashi: Do not begrudge having to return the fields, since they are not yours anyway.

2.

Seforno: It means that Eretz Yisrael is the property of Hashem. 1


1

Seforno: And that same area in which you live, is not included in the Pasuk in Tehilim (115:16) "ve'ha'Aretz Nasan li'Venei Adam".

4)

And what is the meaning of the phrase "Ki Geirim ve'Soshavim Atem Imadi"?

1.

Rashi (in Divrei ha'Yamim 1, 29:33): It means 'You have no portion or inheritance in the land ... ; You are only allowed to sojourn in it'. 1

2.

Ramban (citing the Toras Kohanim): It means 'Don't consider yourselves the main owners of your field; because you are with Me. 2

3.

Seforno: Refer to 35:23:3:2*.


1

See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

2

Ramban (Ibid.): I am the master and you are My subjects, and it will suffice for the subjects to be like their Master (See R. Chavel's footnotes).

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