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1)

What is the significance of "Shalosh 'Regalim'"?

1.

Rashi, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means three times a year. 1

2.

Torah Temimah (citing Chagigah): It means foot-festivals, which obligates one to go up to the Beis-ha'Mikdash on foot. 2


1

Like we find in Bamidbar 22:28 (Rashi).

2

Hence someone who is lame (even) in one leg is Patur from Aliyas ha'Regel, as is a child who is too small to hold his father's hand and ascend Har ha'Bayis together with him (Chagigah, 2a, 3a, respectively). Indeed, this explains why the Mitzvah is referred to as 'Aliyas ha'Regel'.

2)

What are the connotations of the words "Tachog Li"?

1.

Seforno: The Mitzvah is to celebrate (rejoice) with Hashem. 1


1

As the Pasuk writes in Tehilim, 149:2, as opposed to the Pasuk in Shemos 32:19 "Vayar Es ha'Eigel u'Mecholos" (Seforno).

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