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1)

What is the connection between this Parshah and the previous one?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan (in Pasuk 15): Someone who withholds the Matnos Kehunah from the Kohen, will ultimately need to bring him his wife as a Sotah. 1


1

See K'li Yakar.

2)

Why does the Torah repeat the word "Ish"?

1.

Rashi: Because the woman sinned against two 'men'


1

Because, as the Gemara says in Sotah, 17a, the Shechinah dwells between and a man and woman who are meritorious.

3)

What are the implications of the term "Sotah"?

1.

Rashi #1 (citing Tanchuma): It is equivalent to "Shotah" (with a 'Shin'), because a people do not commit adultery unless a spirit of idiocy enters into them. 1

2.

Rashi #2 (in Tehilim, 101:3) Seforno, Rashbam, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means that the woman strays 2 from the path of Tz'niyus.


1

See Sifsei Chachamim.

2

Rashbam: As in Mishlei, 4:15 and Hoshe'a, 5:2.

4)

And what are the connotations of "u'Ma'alah bo Ma'al ba'Hashem"?

1.

Rashi: Refer to Vayikra, 5:15:1:1.

2.

Ramban, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: Refer to Vayikra, 5:15:1:2.

3.

Seforno: 'She desecrated the holiness of Hashem that He loves with regard to the sanctity of marriage, by hugging and kissing, and the like, another man'. 1


1

Refer to 5:6:4:3. Refer also to 5:12:2:1*.

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