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The sefer (which I still can't find) explained that Hashem took the Yisrael out of Egypt 190 years early, and the reason why they were taken out early was because they had already descended to the 49th level of spiritual impurity, and if they would have descended to the 50th level they would have been lost forever. Therefore, Hashem had to redeem them ...
If someone wishes to urgently make a pledge to the Beis Hamikash and he does not have any money at present, his only option is to pledge an item or a piece of land. If later on he gets some money he has the option to redeem it, which of course he will do if he prefers to keep the item or the piece of land.
The whole enactment was that everyone observe it in their home.
The Ohr Chaim on Bamidbar 3:45 writes that the firstborn will serve in the Third Temple. שאמרו ז"ל עתידה עבודה שתחזור לבכורות Yonathan Eybeschutz writes in Ahavat Yonatan on the haftorah for Emor, that in the future, there will be atonement for the sin of the golden calf, and thus the firstborn will return to temple service. I've seen many who are puzzled ...
There is a very, very full and wonderful essay on this topic (in English, translated from the Ruusian original) which can be found here, but I will quote two paragraphs which will significantly add to what has been discussed here already: It appears to me that the correction קו/קוה (qava/qav) has not merely numerical meaning. The word קוה (qava) is ...
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