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1)

What is the meaning of the word "Minchah"?

1.

Rashbam: It means a gift. 1


1

The Rashbam's proof from Shemos 32:34 is unclear.

2)

Why does the Torah insert "Nefesh" specifically by a Minchah?

1.

Rashi: Because it is generally a poor man who donates a Minchah, and Hakadosh-Baruch-Hu considers it as if he gave Him his Soul.

3)

Why is this Minchah called 'Minchas Soles'?

1.

Rashi: Because, unlike the other kinds of Minchah, from which the Kemitzah is preformed after they have been baked (and broken up into pieces), the Kemitzah is performed whilst it is still flour.

4)

Seeing as the Torah lists five kinds of Minchah, why does it write "Soles Yih'yeh Korbano"?

1.

Rashi: To teach us that someone who declares S'tam 'Harei alai Minchah', must bring a Minchas Soles.

5)

What is the definition of "Soles"?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan: It means (fine flour) 1 that is made from wheat. 2


1

As opposed to Kemach, which is poor-quality flour or flour-dust.

2

As the Torah writes in Shemos 29:2.

6)

What is the minimum Shi'ur of a Minchah?

1.

Rashi: The minimum Shi'ur Minchah is one Isaron (the volume of 43.2 eggs). 1


1

As the Torah writes in Vayikra 14:21.

7)

It could have said 'v'Yatzak (or v'Nasan) Aleha Shemen u'Levonah. Why does it say "v'Nasan Aleha Levonah"?

1.

Rashi: This is like a Ribuy after a Ribuy; the second comes to exclude. Consequently, one puts oil over the entire Minchah, but places the frankincense only on one side.

2.

Moshav Zekenim: After putting oil and mixing it with the flour, he puts more oil, for the Mitzvah of Yetzikah.

8)

What is the reason for the difference between the Shemen and the Levonah?

1.

Rashi: The reason for this is because, whereas the Shemen is mixed together with the Minchah and is included in the Kemitzah, 1 but the Levonah is not. 2


1

As the Torah writes in Vayikra 2:2 (Rashi).

2

As indicated there (Rashi).

9)

What can we learn from the fact the Torah does not mention "ha'Kohanim" in connection with the Yetzikah?

1.

Rashi Ramban: This implies that a Zar is eligible to perform the Yetzikah and the Belilah. 1


1

Which precedes Yetzikah (See Sifsei Chachamim).

10)

Rashi writes that one who vows a Stam Minchah must bring Soles, for it is the first. This is like R. Yehudah, and unlike Chachamim! And what is R. Yehudah's reason?

1.

Rashi (from Menachos 104b): It is because it is the first 1 [Minchah in the Torah].

2.

Moshav Zekenim (from Menachos 105a): It is because it has no accompanying name.


1

Moshav Zekenim: This is not the real reason. It is a mere Asmachta.

11)

Rashi writes that a Zar may do Yetzikah and Belilah. Menachos 18b lists these among Avodos of Kehunah!

1.

Moshav Zekenim (from Menachos 18b): A Yisrael's Minchah needs Kemitzah. Only after Kemitzah, Kohanim must do the Avodah. Minchas Kohanim does not require Kemitzah, so Kohanim must do the Avodah from the beginning.

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