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1)

Why does the Torah insert the word "Yerech" in connection with "Tzafonah"?

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Ramban: To teach that (if the thigh of the Mizbe'ach is on the north, then the front of the Mizbe'ach - the Kevesh (ramp) is on its south side. 1


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As the Torah indicates in 6:7 (Ramban).

2)

Why must the Shechitah of Kodshei Kodshim take place on the north side of the Azarah?

1.

Ramban: Refer to Shemos 32:4:2:2, 32:4:3:1. 1


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See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

3)

Why does the Torah add the words "Tzafonah 'Lifnei Hashem"'?

1.

Rashi: To teach 'Tzafonah Lifnei Hashem, but Tzafon does not apply on a Bamah. 1


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Refer also to 1:3:10:1.

4)

Why does the Torah mention Tzafon regarding a Seh, but not regarding cattle?

1.

Moshav Zekenim, citing Tana d'Vei Eliyahu: The ram [offered in place] of Yitzchak is Olas Tzafon. Its ashes are Tzafun (hidden) in front of Hashem for an eternal remembrance (He considers as if Yitzchak was offered, and they are his ashes.)

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