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1)

How many cords is the Pasuk referring to?

1.

Rashi (in Pikudei): There must have been at least two cords to tie the Choshen to the Eifod via the rings on the two sides. 1


1

See Rashi in Pikudei, 39:31.

2)

What is the meaning of the word "Lo Yizach"?

1.

Rashi (citing Dunash ben Lebret): It is an Arabic word that means 'shall not move away (detach').

2.

Ramban: Based on the fact that a "Zayin' and a "Samech' are interchangeable, 1 it means 'demolish (break-up').

3.

Yoma, 73b: Anyone who moves the Choshen from the Eifod is subject to Malkos.


1

Like we find "Ya'alzu Chasidim be'Chavod" (Tehilim, 149:5) is like "Nis'alsah ba'Ahavim" (Mishlei, 7:18) and "ve'Nitatztem es Mizbechosam" (Devarim 12:3) is like "Zadon Shabbos Nesivasi" - Iyov, 30:13 (Ramban).

3)

Why is it forbidden to move the Choshen from the Eifod?

1.

Oznayim la'Torah: Because the Eifod atones for Avodah Zarah, and the Choshen for perversion of justice 1


1

Erchin, 16a.

2

And conversely, judging in a Beis-Din elevates the One G-d. See Oznayim la'Torah,

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