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1)

What does Avodas Avodah refer to?

1.

Rashi: It refers to the Shir with cymbals and harp - Avodah for the sake of another Avodah, 1 (whereas "Avodas Masa" refers to the actual singing, 2 - Rashi, in Divrei Hayamim 2, 29:25).

2.

Targum Yonasan: It refers to guarding. 3

3.

Da'as Zekeinim, Hadar Zekeinim, Rosh: It is Shechitah, flaying and dissecting, Avodos of Kohanim [that a Zar may do].


1

Hadar Zekeinim: Shirah is only at the time of Nesachim. See Sifsei Chachamim.

2

Rashi (Ibid.): As implied in Divrei Hayamim 1, 15:22).

3

Which also accompanied the Avodas ha'Korbanos (See Na'ar Yonasan).

QUESTIONS ON RASHI

2)

Rashi writes that Avodas Avodah is Shir with cymbals. This implies that they may do so only until 50 years. Below (8:25), he says that after 50 he continues Avodah of Shirah!

1.

Moshav Zekeinim citing Ri: We can distinguish instrumental Shir (it is only until 50) from verbal Shir. 1


1

Moshav Zekeinim (8:25): After 50, a man has more phlegm. This clogs chambers in the lungs, so his voice is not clear. Therefore, he ceases to sing. (If so, he cannot defend Rashi. Also below, he left Rashi difficult

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