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1)

Why is it necessary to clear the Keilim from the house before the Kohen arrives?

1.

Rashi #1: To prevent them from becoming Tamei, because until the Kohen arrives and declares the house Tamei, they are Tahor. 1

2.

Rashi #2: Refer to 14:34:3:1*.

3.

Seforno: It is to allow the owner time to do Teshuvah and for him and the Kohen to Daven to Hashem for mercy. 2


1

Refer to 14:36:2:1.

2

Bearing in mind the immense value of a house as compared to that of a garment. The Seforno then cites a Midrash that the sequence of events regarding a stricken house hints at the destruction of the first Beis-ha'Mikdash, its rectification via the building of the second Beis-ha'Mikdash, the destruction of the second Beis-ha'Mikdash and its purification via the building of the third Beis-ha'Mikdash - may it come about speedily in our days.

2)

Why is his necessary? Why can the owner not simply Tovel the Keilim after they become Tamei?

1.

Rashi: The Torah has pity on the earthenware vessels, which are not subject to Tevilah. 1


1

And if the Torah has pity on small things, how much more so on big things; if it has pity on the money of the miserly, how much more does it have pity on the money of Tzadikim! (Rashi in Yoma, 39a).

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