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1)

What do we learn from the double expression, "Himol Yimol"?

1.

Chizkuni: The two stages of Milah and Peri'ah. 1

2.

Targum Yonasan and Or Ha'Chayim (on 17:23): We learn from here that only someone who has himself been circumcised is eligible to perform the B'ris Milah. 2


1

However, refer to 17:24:1.1.

2

Rosh: Due to this, all the babies that Avraham circumcised before he himself was circumcised, died. Also refer to 17:26:2.

QUESTIONS ON RASHI

2)

Rashi writes: "This teaches that in one case, a servant born to the household is circumcised at eight days; [while in a different case, he would not be

1.

Gur Aryeh: Logic dictates that If one purchased a maidservant and she gave birth while in his household, that child would be circumcised at eight days, for the mother is a member of the household as well. If one purchased the rights to the offspring without purchasing the mother, that child would be circumcised even at one day.

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