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1)

What are the connotations of the phrase "be'Etzem ha'Yom ha'Zeh"?

1.

Ramban (on Pasuk 28): Literally it means on this very day, and it comes to teach us that, despite the intrinsic connection between the Yom-Tov and the Sefiras ha'Omer and the Minchah Chadashah mentioned earlier, the day itself is a Yom-Tov, irrespective of the Sefiras ha'Omer and the Korbanos. 1

2.

Targum Yonasan: It is a hint that if we observe the above Mitzvos, we will merit to live and experience Shavu'os. 2


1

Ramban: See Vayikra 23:15 - 18.

2

See Na'ar Yonasan.

2)

Why does the Pasuk insert the phrase "Chukas Olam be'Chol Moshvoseichem"?

1.

Ramban and Seforno: Refer to 23:14:3:1*.

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