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1)

Why does the Pasuk give precedence to 'ben Yonah', whereas everywhere else, the Torah gives precedence to 'Tor'?

1.

Ba'al ha'Turim: All others who bring birds bring two, but a Yoledes brings only one. The Torah advises her to bring a young dove, since a Tor remains eternally loyal to its spouse, and, if she were to take a Tor, she would leave its partner in mourning for its entire life. 1

2.

Ha'Emek Davar: Torim are more beautiful. Here, for Chatas, her Korban should not be Mehudar, therefore a Yonah is preferred. 2


1

Perhaps the Torah advises so only here, for all others bring two birds, and we assume that one who brings two Torim will bring a Tor and its mate! (PF)

2

Refer to 5:11:1:1. This is difficult. When one brings two birds, and one is a Chatas, the Torah mentions Torim first! According to Da'as Zekenim (refer to 12:8:2:3), we can say oppositely - Yonim are more beautiful. Here, her Chatas is not for sin, so her Korban may be Mehudar! (PF)

2)

Why does it say "Shenaso"?

1.

Moshav Zekenim, citing Nidah 47b: The lamb must be in its first year (we count from its birthday), and not according to years of the world 1 (from Tishrei).


1

Moshav Zekenim citing Ri: According to R. Meir, who holds that one day in a year is considered a year, no verse is needed! We cannot count according to years of the world, for then no lamb is Kosher for [the Tamid or Musafim of] Rosh Hashanah, since a Korban must be at least eight days old, so it begins it second year on Rosh Hashanah! (Even if you will say that only a full day counts like a year, no lamb would be Kosher for the Tamid in the six days after Rosh Hashanah. - PF)

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