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1)

How were the pomegranates and the bells arranged on the hem of the Me'il?

1.

Rashi and Rashbam: The two, which were not connected, hung from the hem. Between each two pomegranates there hung a bell. 1

2.

Ramban: The bells hung inside the pomegramates 2


1

In that case, why does the Torah write that the bells hung between the pomegranates, when it may just as well have writem that the pomegranates hung between the bells? See also Ramban, who asks that, according to Rashi, the pomegranates did not serve any purpose?

2

In which case "be'Soch" means (not between, but) inside. See also Ramban (and Targum Yonasan), who, citing Zevachim (88b), explains that there were seventy-two bells and pomegranates, thirty-six on either side of the two front flaps (Refer to 28:4:3:2). Refer also to 39:24:1:1.

2)

How did the bells ring?

1.

Rashi: Each bell had a striker attached to it.

2.

Rashbam: Despite the fact the pomegranates were placed between the bells, the golden bells banged against each other when the Kohen Gadol walked.

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