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1)

What are the connotations of "Veyinazru mi'Kodshei Bnei Yisrael"?

1.

Rashi and Rashbam: Bearing in mind that 'Nezirah' means 'P'rishah' (keeping away from), 1 it is a warning to the Kohanim to keep away from the Kodshim of Yisrael when they are Tamei.


1

Rashi: As in Yechezkel, 14:7.

2)

What is "Asher heim Makdishim Li" coming to teach us?

1.

Rashi #1: The phrases must be inverted, and "Asher Heim Makdishim Li" follows "Veyinazru mi'Kodshei Bnei Yisrael".

2.

Rashi #2 1 : It is coming to include the Kodshim of the Kohanim themselves in the prohibition.

3.

Ramban #1: What the Pasuk is saying is that the Kohanim should not desecrate Hashem's Holy Name via the Kodshim of Yisrael, nor via the Kodshim that they themselves sanctify for Hashem.

4.

Ramban #2 (citing the Toras Kohanim): "Veyinazru ... " - to render them Chayav for desecrating the Kodshim of Yisrael 2 via Pigul, Nosar and Tum'ah. "Asher heim Makdishin Li" - to include the Kohanim's own Korbanos.

5.

Ramban #3 (According to Kabalah): 'They should not desecrate the Name with which Hashem is sanctified (Havayah) because His Name pervades in the Mikdash of Hashem.

6.

Seforno: The Pasuk is saying that the Kohanim should not desecrate the name of the Hekdesh that Yisrael sanctify to Hashem.


1

According to this explanation, 'Davar Acher' belongs (not after 'bi'Yemei Tum'asan', but) before 'asher heim', and 'Veyinazru' is a new heading. See also Sifsei Chachamim and Ramban.

2

Ramban (Ibid.): But not via the Kodshim of Nochrim.

3)

Why is Osam written Chaser (without a Vov)?

1.

Moshav Zekenim: We read this like Atem. The angels ask Hashem when is Rosh Hashanah, and he tells them to ask Beis Din below. The Mo'adim depend on you!

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