1)

Why does the Torah see fit to insert the (otherwise superfluous) words "Ki Yamuch Achicha"?

1.

Rashi: To teach us that one may not sell one's ancestral inheritance unless one is forced to do so due to poverty. 1

2.

Da'as Zekenim: This enabled Yirmiyah to tell Hashem 'You fulfilled "Ki Yamuch Achicha u'Machar" (Yisrael were exiled due to transgressing Sh'mitah). Fulfill "ve'Ga'al es Mimkar Achiv"! - and You called Yisrael 'Your brothers'


1

See Torah Temimah, note 118.

2)

What is the significance of the 'Mem' in "me'Achuzaso"?

1.

Rashi: To teach us that, even when one is forced to sell one's ancestral inheritance, one should sell some of it, but not all of it.

3)

What is the meaning of "Go'alo"?

1.

Rashi (in Rus, 3:9): It refers to a blood relative. 1


1

As in Rus (Ibid).

4)

Seeing as "Go'alo" by definition means a blood relative, why does the Torah add "ha'Karov Eilav"?

1.

Sifra: To teach us that a closer relative takes precedence over one who is further removed.

5)

What are the connotations of "ve'Ga'al eis Mimkar Achiv"?

1.

Rashi: It means that if his relarive comes to redeem it, the purchaser may not prevent him from doing so. 1


1

Kidushin, 21a: There is however, no obligation on his relatives to redeem the field

6)

Why does the Torah write "Mimkar" Achiv" and not 'Mecher Achiv'?

1.

Sifra: To incorporate a gift in the Din of Pidyon. 1


1

See Torah Temimah, note 123, 'ha'Torah ve'ha'Mitzvah' and Oznayim la'Torah, who elaborates.

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