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Yittur Begaddim According to the Gemara (Eruvin 103) and Rambam (Kli HaMikdash 10:8), something smaller than 3x3 (tefachim) is not a beged if shelo bmokom begadim (not in place regularly clothed): מר רב יהודה בריה דרבי חייא, לא שנואלא גמי, אבל צלצול קטן -הוי יתור בגדים. ורבי יוחנן אמר: לא אמרו יתור בגדים אלא במקום בגדים, אבל שלא במקום בגדים -לא הוי ...


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Rashi Vayikra 6,3 explains why the Torah calls the tunic "מִדּ֣וֹ" (middo) when it is normally referred to as "כתנת" (kutonet e.g Shemot 29,39) . The word מִדּ֣וֹ comes from the word מדתו (midato) which means the Cohen's exact measurement as the Ibn Ezra (ibid) explains: מדו. חלוק וחכמים אמרו שהוא חנוק כנגד מדתו The Tunic Chazal explain that it has to ...


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The Ark contained the Tablets and represents the idea of studying and observing Torah. The word “eifod” (אפד) has the numerical value of 85, which spells the word “peh” (פ=80, ה=5) — “mouth” — and is a hint for Torah Sheba’al Peh — the Oral Torah. With the plural expression, Hashem is alluding to the fact that both the Written and Oral Torah belong to Klal ...


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