Why does the Torah insert the word "Asei L'cha"?
Rashi: "L'cha" has three connotations: 1. That the Kohanim 1 should blow the trumpets before Moshe, like one blows before a king; 2 2. Moshe must pay the expenses from his own pocket; 3. That Moshe should have sole jurisdiction over them. 3
Why were trumpets made of silver and not of gold?
'The sound of the people as they blew' and rejoiced with the Golden Calf.
What are the connotations of "Lemikra ha'Eidah u'Lemasa es ha'Machanos"?
Rashi: "Lemikra ha'Eidah" refers to calling the Sanhedrin or gathering the Kahal; "u'Lemasa es ha'Machanos", to blowing for the Machanos to begin traveling. 1
What distinction did the Kohanim draw between gathering the Kahal and calling the Nesi'im?
Rashi (Here and on Pasuk 4) and Rashbam: To gather the people, both Kohanim blew on both trumpets, 1 but only one Kohen blew on one trumpet to call the Nesi'im.
Rashi and Rashbam: as implied by the word "Bahein".
Why did the Torah insert the Parshah of the trumpets here?
Seforno #1: Because It was Hashem's intention to lead Yisrael into Eretz Yisrael immediately, and they would blow on the trumpets as one blows before a king. 1
Seforno #2: Because when the Mishkan and the Mikdash traveled, they would blow on trumpets in honor of the Shechinah. 2
Seforno #3: When Moshe gathered the Kahal or called the Nesi'im to the entrance of the Ohel Mo'ed before Hashem too, they would blow the trumpets in honor of the Shechinah
What does "Mikshah" mean?