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1)

What are the connotations of "Mayim Kedoshim"?

1.

Rashi: It refers to water that the Kohen takes from the Kiyor.

2)

What is the significance of the fact that the Kohen gives the Sotah Mayim Kedoshim to drink?

1.

Rashi: The Kiyor was made from the copper that the righteous women who donated towards the Mishkan, 1 whereas she departed from their ways by lying with another man. Let her be examined via that Kiyor!


1

Rashi: Who had reared hosts in Egypt (Refer to Vayakhel, Sh'mos, 38:8:1:1, 38:8:2:1 & 38:8:3:1).

3)

Why does the Kohen give the Sotah bitter water to drink out of a cheap earthenware vessel?

1.

Rashi: Because she gave the adulterer good-quality wine to drink out of expensive cups.

2.

Ramban: Refer to 5:15:1:3.

4)

Where does the Kohen find earth on the floor of the Beis-Hamikdash which was covered with marble?

1.

Torah Temimah (citing Sotah, 15b): 'If there is earth there, bring it; if there is not, then place it there!' 1


1

See also Mishnah, Sotah, 2:2.

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