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1)

What does "Ki Sechel Liznos mean"? What case is the Pasuk referring to?

1.

Rashi: It refers to the daughter of a Kohen who is either betrothed or married 1 who profanes herself by committing adultery with another man.

2.

Rashbam (citing Sanhedrin, 50a) and Targum Yonasan: It refers to the daughter of a Kohen who is betrothed, who profanes herself by committing adultery.

3.

Targum Onkelos: It refers to a woman who profanes herself by committing adultery.


1

Rashi: This is subject to a Machlokes Tana'im in Sanhedrin, 51b.

2)

What does the Pasuk mean when it writes "Es Avihah Hi Mechaleles"?

1.

Rashi: It means that she profanes the honor of her father - when people say 'Cursed be the man who fathered this woman! Cursed be the one who reared her!'

2.

Targum Onkelos: It means that she profanes herself from the Kedushah of her father.

3.

Targum Yonasan: It means that she profanes herself whilst she is still in her father's house.

3)

Why does the Torah write "ba'Eish Tisaref" in the singular?

1.

Torah Temimah (citing Sanhedrin, 51a): To teach us that only she is Chayav Sereifah, 1 but not the adulterer, and not Edim Zomemin [who fabricated testimony about her]. 2


1

Rashi (Devarim 18:19, citing Sanhedrin, 51a): "Hi ... ba'Eish Tisaref" - 'Hi bi'Sereifah, v'Ein Bo'alah bi'Sereifah... v'Ein Zomemehah bi'Sereifah'.

2

Rather, they are choked, like the adulterer.

4)

Why is specifically a bas Kohen punished by Sereifah?

1.

Ba'al ha'Turim: Because most of the acts of the Kohanim are performed with fire.

2.

Hadar Zekenim: Because her father is distinguished, she is judged with a harsher Misah.

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