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1)

Why does the Torah add the words "asher Yizare'a"?

1.

Rashbam: To teach us that whatever is attached to the ground is Tahor. 1

2.

Ba'al ha'Turim: It teaches us that Tamei seeds that are planted become Tahor. 2


1

See also Targum Yonasan.

2

See Ba'al ha'Turim.

2)

What is the Pasuk coming to teach us?

1.

Rashi and Ramban: It teaches us that food does not become subject to Tum'ah 1 as long as it did not have contact with water. 2


1

Refer also to 11:34:3:1.

2

Refer also to 11:38:1:1 and refer to 11:38:3:1.

3)

Why do we need two Pesukim (here and Pasuk 34) to teach us the Hechsher of b'Chi Yutan)?

1.

Ramban, Moshav Zekenim (from Toras Kohanim): The earlier Pasuk is referring to food receiving Tum'ah from an earthenware vessel, whereas here it is referring to receiving Tum'ah from the Sheretz itself.

2.

Ramban #2, Moshav Zekenim #2: Whereas the earlier Pasuk is referring to meat and other food becoming b'Chi Yutan, here it is referring to [edible] seeds that one intends to plant.

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