Why is a Korban Todah accompanied by 40 Challos, all required to be eaten in 1 day and night? Wouldn't one or two be enough for a family seuda?? Sforno answers, Hashem wants us to thank him publicly, among a great multitude of people. If one would only bring few loaves with his Korban Todah, and be able to eat it for 2 days and a night, he might invite just his immediate family to the subsequent Seudas Hodaah. Therefore, Hashem commanded us to bring 40 challos, to be eaten for 1 day and night, so that it will force us to invite many people to the Seuda in order to finish this large amount in a short period of time. This way this Nes will be publicized to all.

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