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1)

What were the "Sharsheros"? Where were they fixed?

1.

Rashi #1 (citing Menachem ben S'ruk): Based on the word 'Shoresh' (root), which holds the tree in place, the cords which were forced into the settings at the end of the straps of the Eifod to hold the Choshen in place. 1

2.

Rashi #2: It is equivalent to the word ''Shalsheles" (a chain). 2 Refer to 28:22:1:1.


1

And the second 'Resh' is superfluous, like the 'Mem' in "Shilshom" and in "Reikam" (in Vayeitzei, Bereishis 31:2 & 31:42, respectively.

2

As a 'Lamed' and a 'Resh' are interchangeable.

2)

Having mentioned the cords in Pasuk 14, why does it repeat them here?

1.

Rashi (in Pasuk 14): This is the main locaton of the cords and the Torah only mentioned them there to explain the purpose of the settings in the Eifod.

2.

Oznayim la'Torah (citing the Rambam): There were actually two sets of cords


1

See Oznayim la'Torah on Pasuk 14.

3)

What is the meaning of "Gavlus"?

1.

Rashi: The cords were forced in the settings that were fixed to the edge (the) border of the Choshen. 1


1

Which the Torah described as "Migbalos" in Pasuk 14 (Rashi).

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