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What does "Lechem ha'Panim" mean?

1.

Rashi: It refers to the two sides of the Lechem ha'Panim that were intact, 1 like two faces that could see the sides of the Mishkan.

2.

Ramban #1 (citing Ibn Ezra): It is so-called with reference to the "Lefanai Tamid" in this Pasuk.

3.

Ramban #3 (according to Kabalah): It is because the B'rachah that the Shulchan symbolized 2 came via the Face of Hashem (Kevayachol), which explains why the Shulchan was in the north. 3

4.

Rashbam: It is an expression of Chashivus - Bread that is fit to place before princes. 4


1

Refer to 25:29:1:1. See Ramban, who equates that interpretation with the definition of Lechem ha'Panim presented there (but not according to to the second definition (Refer to 25:29:1:2).

2

Refer 25:24:1:1*.

3

As the Gemara says in Bava Basra, 28b "Someone who wants to become rich should turn to the north'.

4

See Rashbam.

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