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1)

What is the significance of the triple description of sin "Avonos B'nei Yisrael" ... "Pish'eihem" and "Chatosam"?

1.

Torah Temimah (note 95): They refer to iniquities, 1 rebellious sins and sins performed be'Shogeg, respectively. 2


1

Sins performed out of pleasure.

2

Though the order, according to the Chachamim of R. Meir, is Chata'im, Avonos, Pesha'im (See Sifsei Chachamim (Ibid).

2)

Why does the Torah write "Venasan osam al Rosh ha'Sa'ir", an expression that it does not use by the Semichah of any other Korban?

1.

Ramban: This is because, unlike all the Korbanos, , the Sa'ir la'Azazel comes neither to appease nor to atone, but rather to take away Yisrael's sins against its will (as it were), 1 leave them free of sin. 2


1

'Onah Amen Ba'al-Korcho' (Ramban citing Shabbos, 119b).

2

And this explains why the red thread part of which was tied round the rock and part, round the horns of the goat (See Yoma, 67a) turned white the moment the goat was pushed off the cliff (Ramban).

3)

What is the significance of the 'prepared man' who took the Sa'ir la'Azazel out to the desert?

1.

Rashi: He had to be designated the day before Yom Kipur. 1

2.

Seforno: He was a man who was well-acquainted with the roads and deserts, and was readily available to travel to any point to which he was sent.


1

Refer to Sifsei Chachamim.

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