1)

What is this Pasuk coming to add to the previous Pesukim?

1.

Rashi: It is a La'av forbidding purchasers to retain the fields that they bought when Yovel arrives. 1

2.

Ramban #1 and Moshav Zekenim #1 (both citing the Rambam): It is a La'av forbidding the seller or the purchaser to stipulate that he is selling or buying the field permanently. 2

3.

Ramban #2 and Moshav Zekenim #2 (both citing the the Sifra): It is a reason for the Mitzvah of Yovel, as if to say 'Enact the Yovel among yourselves, and don't be upset about it, since the land belongs to Me and I don't want it to be sold permanently like other sales'. 3

4.

Bava Metzi'a, 79a: The Pasuk implies that only a sale that did not include Yovel goes back in the Yovel, but that if one sold the field, for example, for sixty years, the field does not go back in the Yovel. 4


1

See Ramban's explanation of the Pasuk.

2

Ramban (Ibid.): Even though the field automatically leaves the domain of the purchaser and reverts to that of the seller - irrespective of any stipulation to the contrary by either of them.

3

Refer also to 25:23:4:2*.

4

See Torah Temimah, note 115.

2)

What is the meaning of "li'Tzemisus"?

1.

Rashi, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means permanently cutting off' one's ownership of one's field. 1


1

See also Ibn Ezra.

3)

What are the connotations of the phrase "ki Li ha'Aretz"?

1.

Rashi: It means that one should not begrudge having to return the field, since it is not his anyway.

2.

Seforno: It means that Eretz Yisrael comprises the fields of Hashem. 1

3.

Gitin, 47a: Itr means that the Kedushah of the Eretz Yisrael belongs to Hashem and that consequetly, a Nochri who purchases land does not remove the obligation to take Ma'asros from its produce9. 2


1

Seforno: And that same area in which we live is not included in the Pasuk in Tehilim (115:16) "veha'Aretz Nasan li'Venei Adam".

2

See Torah Temimah, note 116.

4)

What is the meaning of the phrase "Ki Geirim ve'Soshavim atem Imadi"?

1.

Rashi (in Divrei ha'Yamim 1, 29:33): It means that 'You have no portion or inheritance in the land ... ; You are only sojourners in it'. 1

2.

Ramban (citing the Sifra): It means 'Don't consider yourselves the main owners of your field; because you are with Me. 2

3.

Seforno: Refer to 35:23:3:2*.


1

See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

2

Ramban (Ibid.): I am the master and you are My subjects, and it will suffice for the subjects to be like their Master (See R. Chavel's footnotes).

QUESTIONS ON RASHI

5)

Rashi writes that It is a La'av; purchasers may not keep the fields when Yovel comes. The Pasuk addresses the seller

1.

Refer to 25:23:1 - 3.

Sefer: Perek: Pasuk:
Month: Day: Year:
Month: Day: Year:

KIH Logo
D.A.F. Home Page
Sponsorships & DonationsReaders' FeedbackMailing ListsTalmud ArchivesAsk the KollelDafyomi WeblinksDafyomi CalendarOther Yomi calendars