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1)

What are the ramifications of "mi'Moshvoseichem"?

1.

Rashi and Ramban (on Pasuk 15): Because, in contrast to all other Korbanos, 1 it may not be brought from the crops of Chutz la'Aretz.


1

With the sole exception of the Omer, as implied in Vayikra 23:10 (Menachos, 83b).

2)

Why are the Sh'tei ha'Lechem, in contrast to almost all other Menachos, brought as Chametz?

1.

Ramban #1 and Seforno: Because it is brought in the form of thanks to Hashem for a successful harvest. 1

2.

Ramban #2 (according to Kabalah): Refer to 2:11:2:2*. The Sh'tei ha'Lechem is different however, in that it is a Korban Todah, 2 which comprises both Chametz and Matzah. 3


1

Seforno: together with a Korban Shelamim (the two lambs) - similar to a regular Korban Todah.

2

A thanks-offering to Hashem for giving us the Torah (See R. Chavel's footnotes).

3

The Matzah on Shavu'os comprises the Minchah that accompanies the Shelamim.

3)

What exactly, is the "Lechem Tenufah"?

1.

Rashi: It is the Sh'nei Lechem, so called because it is separated for the sake of Hashem. 1


1

Before it is brought to the Beis-Hamikdash (See Sifsei Chachamim).

4)

Why does the Pasuk conclude with the words "Bikurim la'Hashem"?

1.

Rashi: Because it is the first of all the Menachos 1 to be brought from the new crops.

2.

Seforno: Refer to 23:16:5:2*, and it concludes with "la'Hashem", because it permits Chadash in the Beis-Hamikdash 2 with regard to the Korbanos.


1

Rashi: Even before the Minchas Kena'os of a Sotah.

2

As opposed to the Omer, which permitted Chadash to Hedyotos.

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