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1)

What is the meaning of "Chata'im ha'Eileh be'Nafshosam"?

1.

Rashi: It means that they were sinners in that they by quarreling with Hashem, they forfeited their lives.

2.

Da'as Zekenim (16:7), Riva (16:6, citing R"M of Kutzi): They were warned [that they will die], and did not listen.

3.

Moshav Zekenim: They are liable for themselves. It says about one who denied himself wine "Chata Al ha'Nafesh" (6:11), and all the more so these, who caused their own death!

2)

What are "Riku'ei Pachim"?

1.

Rashi: Beaten out (copper) plates. 1


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Rashi: To overlay the copper Mizbe'ach.

3)

What sort of sign did the copper plates display?

1.

Rashi: They served as a reminder that they belonged to the people who had quarreled against the Kehunah and had been burned.

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