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Thank you Fred for sourcing it. The majority opinion in the Talmud is that a warning "this carries the death penalty" is sufficient, without specifying what method of execution. As Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's Living Torah puts it: Since it was not specified what must be done to him, they placed him under guard. The death penalty was specified (Exodus ...


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The Ramban says that the reason the hashka'as sotah is the only mitzva in the Torah where we rely on a nes is because it relates to the purity of the lineage of klal yisrael which is a pre-requisite for the hashra'as ha'shechinah. Therefore it follows that parshas sotah should be stated subsequently to the formation of the machaneh because Hashem was only ...


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The doubling of words and expressions like this is a type of idiomatic expression in Hebrew. It usually means that something is applied to each item or individual of a listed series. In the case you are bringing, it is applied to the Princes of the tribes. By doubling this expression, it means that one Prince from the series will bring an offering for each ...



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