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1)

What are the connotations of "Mayim Kedoshim"?

1.

Rashi: It refers to water that the Kohen takes from the Kiyor.

2)

What is the significance of the fact that the Kohen gives the Sotah Mayim Kedoshim from the Kiyor to drink?

1.

Rashi: The Kiyor was made from the copper that the righteous women who donated towards the Mishkan, 1 whereas she departed from their ways by lying with another man. Let her be examined via that Kiyor!


1

Rashi: Who had reared hosts in Egypt (Refer to Shemos, 38:8:1:1, 38:8:2:1, 38:8:5:1).

3)

Why does the Kohen give the Sotah bitter water to drink out of a disgraceful earthenware vessel?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan: Because she gave the adulterer good-quality wine to drink out of expensive cups.

2.

Ramban: Refer to 5:15:1:3.

4)

Where does the Kohen find earth on the floor of the Beis-Hamikdash which was covered with marble?

1.

Chizkuni (citing Sotah 2:2): There was a stone tablet in the Heichal with a handle. He lifted it and took earth from underneath it. 1


1

Torah Temimah (citing Sotah 15b): If there is no earth in the Mishkan, he brings from outside.

5)

What is the significance of the earth that the Kohen places into the earthenware cup?

1.

Targum Yonasan: To remind the Sotah that all flesh ends up in the earth. 1


1

As Hashem told Adam in Bereishis, 3:19. Refer also to 5:2:1:1.

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