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1)

Why did Moshe add "ve'Es asher Yivchar bo ve'Hikriv Eilav"?

1.

Ramban: He was adding that the one whom Hashem will choose will be the Kohen Gadol not only now, but for all future generations. 1

2.

Seforno: He was warning them that he (the one whom He chooses) alone will emerge from the carnage that is about to take place. 2


1

Ramban: A warning that nobody dare challenge the Kohen Gadol, neither the current one nor future ones.

2

Seforno: See Pasuk 21.

2)

On what pretext did Moshe postpone the test until the following day? What was his real motive?

1.

Rashi: He told them that now was a time of drunkenness - when some of them had probably drunk wine, and it was not therefore possible to bring the Ketores. In fact, he did so in the hope that, in the meantime, they would come to their senses and retract.

3)

Why does the Torah see fit to state "el Korach ve'el Kol Adaso"?

1.

Seforno: Moshe was informing them that he saw through their plot and realized that the rebellion was pre-planned and not spontaneous. Refer to 16:2:2:1**.

4)

Why did he mention specifically 'morning'?

1.

Rashi: Moshe was hinting here that, just as it impossible to change morning into evening, so too, is it impossible to nullify the Kehunah from its current format. 1


1

Rashi: Seeing as, with reference to both issues, the Torah uses an expression of 'Havdalah' - "va'Yibadel Aharon Lehakdisho... ", and "Vay'hi Erev Vay'hi Voker Vayavdel" in Divrei ha'Yamim 1, 23:13 and in Bereishis, 1:5, respectiveely.

5)

To whom do "Es Asher Lo" and "ve'es ha'Kadosh" refer to?

1.

Rashi, citing Midrash Tanchuma: They refer, respectively, to those who were eligible for Avodas ha'Leviyah and Kehunah, respectively. 1

2.

Seforno: Moshe was telling them that Hashem would make known the one who is speaking in honor of Hashem and the one who is holy and worthy of bringing Korbanos before Hashem.


1

Which the Bechoros and Korach, respectively, were agitating for. See Ramban.

6)

And why did he then add "ve'eis asher Yivchar bo Vehikriv eilav"?

1.

Ramban: He was adding that the one whom Hashem will choose will be the Kohen Gadol not only now, but for all future generations. 1

2.

Seforno: He was warning them that he (the one whom He chooses) alone will emerge from the carnage that is about to take place. 2


1

Ramban: A warning that nobody dare challenge the Kohen Gadol, neither the current one nor future ones.

2

Seforno: See Pasuk 21.

7)

Why does it say "Asher Lo

1.

Moshav Zekenim: Korach protested about three selections

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