Category Archives: Summary

Menachot 5a-6a – Sacrifices from non-kosher foods: Ethics or Aesthetics?

Earlier this week, the daf yomi , for one-and-a-half dapim, discussed the requirement that sacrifices come only from foods that can be eaten by Jews.  This is learned from the verse in Yechezkel (45:15): ושה אחת מן הצאן מן המאתים ממשקה … Continue reading

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Menachot 4b- Topics in the Gemara – Scope of Shelo Lishmo – Is it the Purpose or Category that Matters?

On daf 4b of the daf yomi, the issue under discussion was the scope of shelo lishmo.  Which sacrifices are invalidated by it?  Is it a function of the sacrifice’s category or the sacrifice’s purpose? Rav assumes that the reason … Continue reading

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Menachot 2a-4a – Topics in the Gemara – Shelo LiShma

The Gemara (2a-4a) discusses the impact and the scope of doing one of the 4 avodot ha’dam with the intent of another sacrifice (or another owner).  Some issues that emerge include: The sacrifice still has its full prior status, so if … Continue reading

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Menachot 2 – Topics in the Mishna

Topics There four avodot (sacrificial acts) in the offering of a mincha (grain offering) – (1) kemitzah (taking the handbreadth); (2) putting it in the kli sharet (sanctified vessel); (3) bringing the kemitza to the altar; and (4) burning the kemitza and the frankincense … Continue reading

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New – Regular Daf Summaries

As I do not always have essay-long chiddushim to post, and with a desire to post more regularly, I will be regularly posting summaries of the daf, or of a few dapim.  I will, of course, also be posting my … Continue reading

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