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1)

Why does the Torah write "Ish Ish"?

1.

Torah Temimah (citing Toras Kohanim): To teach us that, even if the Shochet did not actually hunt the bird but purchased it, inherited it or received it as a gift, he is nevertheless obligated to cover its blood.

2.

Targum Yonasan: Refer to 17:3:1:1*.

2)

Why does the Pasuk insert the word "Tzeid"?

1.

Rashi: To include the obligation to cover the blood of chickens and geese, even though they do not need to be caught.

3)

And what does "Asher Ye'achel" come to preclude?

1.

Rashi: It comes to preclude non-Kasher birds from the Mitzvah.

2.

Targum Yonasan: It comes to preclude birds that became Neveilos via an improper Shechitah.

4)

Why does the blood of Chayos and birds require covering?

1.

Ramban: Because, as opposed to Beheimos, most of which go on the Mizbe'ach to atone, 1 they are generally Shechted in the field and need to be covered in order to avoid eating the Soul. 2


1

And is not therefore subject to covering (See Ramban).

2

Refer to 17:12:1:1. See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

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