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Rashbam on Exodus 34:34 יסיר את המסוה, whenever Moses had to convey
HaShem’s instructions to the people he still did not cover his forehead with the
cloth he had removed in order to communicate with HaShem. Once he
concluded conveying HaShem’s words he would again cover his forehead. When
HaShem would address him, or he would wish to address HaShem, he did so
without wearing the מסוה.
Rashbam on Exodus 35:1 ויקהל, he assembled the people in order to collect the
half shekel from all those who were of age. He also warned the people
concerning the building of the Tabernacle.
Rashbam on Exodus 35:3 לא תבערו אש, seeing that in connection with the
festivals the Torah wrote that work in connection with the preparation of food
was permitted on such days, meaning that the handling of fire was permitted.
(Exodus 12:16) Moses had specifically permitted baking and cooking
(Exodus 16:23). In view of this the Torah considered it as necessary to
repeat the prohibition of handling fire on the Sabbath. If this kind of work was
prohibited on the Sabbath, other work which was far less urgent was certainly
Rashbam on Exodus 35:8 ולקטורת, you should bring various kinds of spices in
order to prepare the incense.
Rashbam on Exodus 35:19 לשרת בקודש, to cover the various furnishings of the
Tabernacle during the periods the Israelites were traveling.
Rashbam on Exodus 35:21 למלאכת אוהל מועד, the carpets of the Tabernacles and
the dividing curtain. לכל עבודתו, the curtains around the courtyard and the
Rashbam on Exodus 35:25 חכמת לב, a wise woman. When the word חכמת is
vocalized with the chataf kametz, it is a noun. The word occurs in that sense
in Kings I 5:10 חכמת מצרים . בידיה טוו , each of these women spun with her own
Rashbam on Exodus 35:27 והנשיאים הביאו את אבני השוהם, these were the gemstones
on which the names of the tribes were inscribed.
Rashbam on Exodus 35:28 ולשמן המשחה, the hin of pure olive oil.
Rashbam on Exodus 35:34 ולהורותם, and to teach others.
Rashbam on Exodus 36:6 אל יעשו עוד מלאכה. Seeing that the women had done
the spinning in their homes, as we know from 35,25 “they brought, etc.” [the
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author explains the use of indirect word יעשו instead of תעשו i.e. that Moses did
not address the women directly. Ed.]
Rashbam on Exodus 36:7 דים, the letter ם at the end is an addition similar to
ריק and ריקם. We explained this on Exodus 8:13with the word כנם.
Rashbam on Exodus 36:8 ויעשו ; כל חכם לב first they fashioned the Tabernacle
itself; after that they made the furnishings, etc., as I explained on Exodus
Rashbam on Exodus 38:21 אלה פקודי, the count of the silver, gold, and copper
Rashbam on Exodus 38:25 ‘ וכסף פקודי בעדה מאת ככר וגו, the author explains how
the amount is arrived at, 1 talent being 3000 shekel so that the 600.000 half
shekel per head collected amounted to 100 talents, plus the small change
Rashbam on Exodus 39:29 ואת האבנט שש משזר, our sages in Yuma 6 are of two
minds if the avnet mentioned here was that of the High Priest or if it refers to
the ones worn by the ordinary priests.
Rashbam on Exodus 39:32 ותכל, the construction of this word
parallels Genesis 43:34ותרב, where the Torah describes the gift Joseph gave
to his brother Binyamin as being larger than the ones he gave to his other
Rashbam on Exodus 40:29 ויעל עליו, Aaron and his sons. את העולה והמנחה, every
Rashbam on Exodus 40:35 ולא יכול משה לבא אל אהל מועד, at the time it was
standing, assembled. כי שכן עליו הענן, immediately after it had been put up. This
was a way of HaShem demonstrating His love for the people of Usrael. Later on,
the cloud moved from being over the Tabernacle and filling the whole
Tabernacle with its presence and concentrated on being above the Holy Ark.
This has been explained inExodus 25:22where the Torah defines the site of
the Shechinah as being between the two cherubs on the kapporet, the lid of
the Holy Ark. Moses is described as hearing the voice of HaShem originating
from the area between the extended wings of these two figurines. (Numbers
7:89) We find something similar when the Temple Solomon had built was
inaugurated (Kings I 8:11) that the priests could not enter due to the
presence of HaShem which filled the Temple. HaShem also had appeared in a
cloud, much as He had in the desert. Subsequently, He reduced His presence
to the area we just described, enabling the priests to perform their duties.
Anyone who pays careful attention to the words of our Creator will not depart
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in his exegesis from that of my grandfather Rabbi Shlomoh (Rashi). Most of
the laws of the Torah which have been attributed through exegesis as being
derived from the text of the written Torah are very close to the plain meaning
of the written text. The basic approach to his exegesis was to derive meanings
from superfluous words or letters, or from missing words or letters in the text
of the written Torah. It would be well if you also accepted what I have
explained and you would do well not to ignore it. [the author
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