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 35:2
 35:3
 35:4
35:3 The cities shall be their residence, while the suburbs shall be for their animals, property, and other amenities.
Vehayu he'arim lahem lashavet umigresheyhem yiheyu livhemtam velirchusham ulechol chayatam.
35:4 The suburbs that you shall give the Levites shall extend outward 1000 cubits from the city wall.
Umigreshey he'arim asher titnu la-Lvi'im mikir ha'ir vachutsah elef amah saviv.



Commentary:

amenities
  (see Nedarim 81a).

1000 cubits
  In the next verse, the Torah says that 2000 cubits shall be measured. Some say that of the 2000 cubits around the city, 1000 shall be clear land, and an additional 1000 shall be fields and vineyards (Sotah 27b, according to Rashi, Rashbam). Others say that 1000 cubits shall be clear land, and an additional 2000 cubits, fields and vineyards (Yad, Shemitah 13:2; Chinukh 342). There is also a question as to whether this area is round or square (Eruvin 49b, 51a; Midrash HaGadol; Paaneach Razah; cf. Ramban).





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