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1)

Having mentioned the Mitzvah of keeping Shabbos at the beginning of the Parshah, why does the Pasuk repeat it here?

1.

Rashi and Ramban #2 (citing Yevamo, 6a): To teach us that in spite of the Kavod of the Beis-ha'Mikdash (which the Pasuk is about to mention), one may not construct it on Shabbos. 1

2.

Ramban #1: The Torah warns against Chilul Shabbos many times, because, like Avodah Zarah, it is equivalent to all the Mitzvos combined - and anybody who does not keep Shabbos it is as if he denies the fact that Hashem created the world, and has no Torah at all.

3.

Seforno (on Pasuk 29): After warning against desecrating Yisrael's sanctity, the Torah issues commands to honor the days, the locations and the people that are holy. 2


1

See Sifsei Chachamim.

2

Seforno on this Pasuk: Hence "My Shabbasos" incorporates the Yamim-Tovim, and "My Mikdash", all holy places - such as Batei Midrash and Batei K'nesses.

2)

What are the connotations of "Mikdashi Tira'u"?

1.

Rashi: It is a Mitzvah to treat the Beis-ha'Mikdash with awe, by not entering it with one's staff, wearing shoes or a money-belt, or without first washing one's feet.

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