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1)

What are the connotations of "v'Shisa Osah"?

1.

Rashi: It means splitting the bird apart with his hands. 1


1

As in Sefer Shoftim, 14:6 (Rashi).

2)

What does the Torah mean when it writes "v'Lo Yavdil"?

1.

Rashi: It means that, although the Kohen holds the wings and splits the bird, he should not split it 1 completely in two.

2.

Targum Yonasan: It means that he should not cut off its wings.

3.

Chizkuni: He does not dissect it into limbs, for it is small, and it is not proper to bring such small parts in front of the King.

4.

Rambam (Ma'ase ha'Korbanos 6:22): He is not obligated 2 to split it completely in two.

5.

Moshav Zekenim (15): During Melikah, he does not totally sever the head from the body; both Simanim are cut, but the skin connects them. However, Zevachim 64b implies that the Lav forbids totally separating the sides when he tears the bird in two.


1

Moshav Zekenim (15, based on Chulin 20b-21a): Do not say that v'Lo Yavdil forbids severing both Simanim (like it does regarding Chatas ha'Of

3)

What does "bi'Chenafav" mean?

1.

Rashi: It means that the Kohen should split the bird together with its feathers. 1

2.

Ramban, Moshav Zekenim, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means that he splits it by the location of its wings. 2


1

With which he subsequently burns it (Rashi). See Ramban's objection to this explanation.

2

According to Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan, the Pasuk is saying that the Kohen splits the bird by its wings.

4)

Burning feathers create an unbearable smell. So how can one burn a bird on the Mizbe'ach together with its feathers?

1.

Rashi: On the contrary, the Mizbe'ach is satiated and resplendent with the Korban of a poor man. 1


1

Who cannot afford to bring an animal.

5)

Why does the Torah write "Re'ach Nicho'ach" both by the Korban of a rich man (See Pasuk 9) and here, by a poor man?

1.

Rashi and Ramban: To teach us that, whether one gives a lot or a little is immaterial, as long as one gives for the sake of Hashem.

6)

Verse 15 said "v'Hiktir". Why is this repeated here?

1.

Moshav Zekenim (15): This teaches that the head and body are burned separately. "U'Malak,,, v'Hiktir" teaches that just like they are burned separately, so Melikah [separates them 1 ].


1

Moshav Zekenim: Above, we learned this from v'Hikrivo (refer to 1:15:1:2)! If not for v'Hikrivo, we would have expounded "ka'Mishpat" (5:10) to teach that Olas ha'Of is offered like the law of Chatas ha'Of, without dividing.

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