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1)

Why does the Torah write "Ashom Asham la'Shem"?

1.

Rashi (according to Mizrachi, from Toras Kohanim): To teach us that the ram of Asham Shifchah Charufah must also be worth two Shekalim.

2.

Targum Yonasan: To teach us that whoever is Chayav a Korban Asham is obligated to bring it as an Asham in the Name of Hashem (to atone) for the sin that he performed. 1

3.

Moshav Zekenim (6): Even though he brings the Korban due to Safek, it is an Asham (a Korban for great guilt; it is an Asham to Hashem, who knows all hidden matters, and if he sinned, He would punish him (if he did not offer the Korban to shield him).


1

See Na'ar Yonasan.

2)

Why does it write "Asham Hu"?

1.

Rashi: To teach us that the Asham Nazir and the Asham Metzora do not need to be worth two Shekalim.

2.

Seforno: Even though it sometimes happens that he brings the Korban and in fact did not sin, he should not worry about having brought Chulin into the Azarah, 1 since the Korban comes (not for the actual sin, but) for not having taken care not to enter into a Safek. 2


1

Because his Korban is invalid.

2

Refer to 5:17:1:2.

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