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1)

Why does the Pasuk begin with the word "Asher"?

1.

Rashi (from Toras Kohanim): It is like"Ashrei" (praiseworthy)


1

As if the Pasuk had written "asher Yecheta, Nasi" (Ibn Ezra).

2

As we find in Shemos 14:13 and in Shemos 34:18 (Ramban).

3

As the Torah indicates in Devarim 32:15 (Seforno).

2)

Why does the Torah insert "Hashem Elokav"?

1.

Ramban: To remind the king that, although he is the master who need be afraid of nobody, he is obligated to fear Hashem who is Master over the masters. 1

2.

Rosh (1:3): There is no one to demand [that he atone for] his sin. Therefore, no one else offers his Korban (a male goat for a Chatas).

3.

Da'as Zekenim (23, citing Bechor Shor): If only Hashem knows for sure that "v'Ashem", he brings Asham Taluy. When he finds out (the next verse


1

As the Pasuk teaches in Devarim 17:19 (Ramban).

3)

What are the implications of "v'Ashem"?

1.

Ramban, Moshav Zekenim (23): It implies that he sins and is subject to punishments. The next verse adds "Oh Hoda Elav Chataso"


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To which the Torah adds "O Hoda Elav Chataso"

4)

Why is Chatas Nasi written right after Chatas ha'Kahal?

1.

Moshav Zekenim This teaches that one who is able to protest, and does not, the Torah considers it as if he sinned.

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