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It's from the Talmud (Pesachim 53b) with the reason given as "for it looks like he is consecrating his animal and consuming an offering outside [of the Temple]". The Shulchan Arukh codifies it as well (OC 469). (The Arukh haShulchan (ibid. :4) notes that the Rambam did not codify this rule, and thinks that he omitted it because he thought it only was true ...


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Even though it says by Lulav 'ulkachtem' it doesnt mean specifically "buy" like it does with the pesach lamb. Maybe the answer is that since the reason for taking it so early, four days before it was necessary, was for the Jews to show "mesiras nefesh" and not to be scared of the Egyptians, the torah is telling you a rule for mesiras nefesh. If one wants to ...



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