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1)

What does "Vehikriv oso ... " mean?

1.

Rashi: It means that the Kohen brings the Asham into the Azarah in order to wave it. 1


1

See Sifsei Chachamim.

2)

Why does the Metzora bring an Asham?

1.

Seforno: Whereas a Chatas atones for a Chiyuv Kares, an Asham atones for a breach of Kedushah, which in this case incorporates Lashon ha'Ra 1 and pride, 2 both of which push away the Shechinah.


1

Which is generally spoken in secret (which in effect, is an attempt to hide one's actions from Hashem [Seforno]).

2

The Gemara in Sotah, 5a (based on Tehilim, 101:2) says that Hakadosh-Baruch-Hu says about a haughty person 'he has stolen My robes; I and he cannot live together in the same world!' See also Divrei ha'Yamim 2, 26:16-19.

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