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1)

Why does the Torah juxtapose the Parshah of the Matnos Kehunah to the episode of Korach?

1.

Rashi: Refer to 18:8:2:1*

2)

What are the connotations of the word "Hinei"?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan: It implies that Hashem gave Aharon the Matnos Kehunah 1 with Simchah. 2


1

Rashi: It can be compared to a king who gave his friend a field, and, when someone claimed that the field was his, the king said to his friend 'Let people say what they want; I am going to write a document on the sale, sign it and have the court authenticate it. Here too, since Korach came and laid claim to the Kehunah, the Pasuk gave Aharon 24 gifts of Kehunah (See Sifsei Chachamim) with a covenant of salt. See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

2

Rashi: As in Shemos, 4:14 "Hinei hu Yotzei Likrasecha v'Ra'acha v'Samach b'Libo" (See Sifsei Chachamim).

3)

Why does the Torah insert this Parshah here that was said to Aharon?

1.

Rashi (in Zevachim, 44b): Because Korach challenged him regarding the Kehunah. 1


1

Rashi (Ibid.): A common parable states 'The leg of my cow (Korach's death) broke for my own good!'

4)

What are the implications of "Mishmeres T'rumosai"?

1.

Rashi: It implies an obligation to guard the T'rumos be'Taharah. (It is forbidden to cause Terumah to become Tamei

5)

What does "T'rumosai" incorporate?

1.

TargumYonasan: It incorporates Chalah and Bikurim. 1


1

See Na'ar Yonasan.

6)

What are the implications of the word "L'cha"?

1.

Yevamos, 74a: It implies that the Kohanim are permitted to benefit from Tamei Terumah - by burning it as fuel or for heat.

7)

What is the meaning of the word "le'Moshchah"?

1.

Rashi (from Sotah 15a): 'For greatness' (Refer to 18:7:1:2*). 1

2.

Rashbam: It is a sign of royalty, like princes who have been anointed to rule.


1

And authority - Rashi in Yeshayah, 45:1. See also Sifsei Chachamim.

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