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1)

What did the bull come to atone for?

1.

Rashi #1: It came to atone for all mundane activities and abominations that were (or would be) 1 performed on it.

2.

Rashi #2 (citing the Toras Kohanim): It atoned for any stolen items that may have been donated regarding the work of the Mishkan and the Mizbe'ach.

3.

Ramban (citing the Ibn Ezra): It came to atone for Aharon and his sons together with the two rams. 2


1

Refer to 29:33:1:1*.

2

With the result that throughout the seven days, Moshe brought a Chatas (the bull) an Olah (one of the rams) and a Shelamim (the Eil ha'Milu'im) to atone for them.

2)

What does "v'Chiteisa es ha'Mizbe'ach" mean?

1.

Rashi: It means that Moshe was to place the blood of the bull on the Mizbe'ach with his finger.

3)

Rashi writes that all Meshichos were in the form of a Greek 'Kaf'. Above (verse 7), he said 'also this was like a [Greek] Chai' (like an X, and so it says in Menachos 75a)!

1.

Refer to 29:2:151:1, 29:2:152:1 and the notes there.

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