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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 Succos, 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 Sh'tei ha'Lechem, 1 which comprised wheat from the first crops of the year.


1

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

3)

And what are the connotations of "be'Shavu'oseichem"?

1.

Seforno: It means 'on account of 1 the weeks of the harvest season that Hashem kept for you'.

2.

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


1

Seforno: The 'Beis' has the same connotations as the 'Beis' in "be'Nefesh Yechaper" (in Vayikra 17:11) and in "be'Dam Asa'el" (in Shmuel 2, 3:26).

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