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1)

Why was Moshe angry?

1.

Rashi (in the original text citing the Tanchuma): It does mean angry; it means that he was deeply upset


1

Even though he did answer their other accusation

2)

Which Minchah was Moshe referring to?

1.

Rashi #1 and Targum Yonasan: He was referring to the Ketores that they would bring the following day. 1

2.

Rashi #2: He was referring to the individual portion that each person has in the Korban Tamid. 2

3.

Ramban (citing Targum Onkelos): Seeing as they wanted the Kehunah and to sacrifice the Korbanos, Moshe Davened that Hashem should decline to accept any Korban that they might bring on the Mizbe'ach 3 and any Tefilah that they might offer.

4.

Seforno: He Davened that Hashem should not accept any Korban 4 that they may bring as an atonement. 5


1

See Ramban's objection to this explanation.

2

Rashi: He prayed that the fire on the Mizbe'ach should not burn it. See Ramban's objection to this explanation.

3

Ramban: Refer to 16:15:2:4*.

4

Seforno: "Minchah" in this context is synonymous with 'Korban', as we find on Shmuel 1, 26:19.

5

Seforno: Because he (Moshe) did not forgive them, and, as we learned in Yoma, 85b, 'Even Yom Kipur will not atone for a sin that one transgresses against one's friend, unless the friend forgives the sinner'. See also Yirmiyah, 18:20 & 23.

3)

What was he referring to when he said "Lo Chamor Echad meihem Nasasi."?

1.

Rashi (citing Targum Onkelos) and Targum Yonasan 1 : He was referring to a transport tax


1

According to Rashi's interpretation of the word "Shecharis in Targum Onkelos.

2

Seforno: Something that people commonly do

4)

And what did he mean when he concluded "ve'Lo Hare'osi es Achad meihem".

1.

Seforno: He meant that they could not even accuse him of sentencing any of them in Beis-Din, since that never happened. 1


1

It is not clear whether the Seforno means that he never sentenced them unjustly or whether he always ended the case with a compromise.

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