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1)

Why does the Pasuk repeat the words "b'nei Yisrael" five times?

1.

Rashi: To demonstrate Hashem's love of Yisrael


1

Even as He speaks about them in a derogative context.

2)

The Pasuk explains that Yisrael will not suffer a plague. Why ought they to?

1.

Rashi: Because, if the Kohanim and the Levi'im had not been designated to guard, they would have had to approach the Kodesh, which would lead to a plague should they come too close. 1

2.

Torah Temimah (citing the Yerushalmi in Pesachim, 4:1): We learn from this Pasuk that if either Kohanim, 2 Levi'im 3 or Yisre'elim 4 (the owners) are not standing by the Korban Tzibur when it is brought, the Korban is Pasul.


1

Seforno: See Bamidbar 18:3, where the Pasuk writes that, even after the Levi'im have been chosen, Yisraelim who enter the Mishkan will die, as well as the Levi'im who allow them to enter.

2

Torah Temimah (Ibid.): From "Ve'etnah es ha'Levi'im Nesunim le'Aharon u'le'Vanav mi'Toch b'nei Yisrael".

3

Torah Temimah (Ibid.): From "La'avod es Avodas b'nei Yisrael (u'Lechaper al b'nei Yisrael)".

4

Torah Temimah (Ibid.): From "ve'Lo Yih'yeh bi'Venei Yisrael Negef".

3)

How will the Levi'im atone for Yisrael?

1.

Seforno: By Yisrael giving them Ma'aser Rishon, thereby enabling them to serve Hashem in their place, now that Hashem has rejected the firstborn from serving.

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