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1)

Why does the Torah not insert 'Chag' on Shavu'os like it does by all the other Yamim-Tovim?

1.

Ba'al ha'Turim (On Pasuk 27): Because when Yom-Tov falls on Shabbos, the Korban Chagigah 1 is brought only after Yom-Tov. 2


1

The source of the title 'Chag'.

2

As opposed to Pesach and Sukos, when it is brought on Chol ha'Mo'ed (which in turn, is still part of the Chag). See Ba'al ha'Turim.

2)

Why does the Torah refer to Shavu'os as "Yom ha'Bikurim"?

1.

Rashi: Because on Shavu'os they brought the Shtei ha'Lechem, 1 which comprised wheat from the first crops of the year.

2.

Chizkuni: From this day and onwards one may bring Bikurim to the Mikdash.


1

Rashi (in Pesachim, 36b): Which permitted Korbanos from the new crops and Bikurim to be brought to the Beis-Hamikdash.

3)

What are the connotations of "b'Shavu'oseichem"?

1.

Seforno: It means for the sake of 1 "Shevu'os Chukos Katzir" that I guarded for you' (that the barley and wheat will ripen in time for the Omer and Shtei ha'Lechem).

2.

Targum Yonasan: It means 'at the end of the seven-week period (of Sefiras ha'Omer).


1

Seforno: We find that the prefix 'Beis' means for the sake of also in "b'Nefesh Yechaper" (Vayikra 17:11) and in "b'Dam Asa'el" (Shmuel 2, 3:26).

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