Category Archives: Technical

Menachot 64 – Questions from the Field

I recently received an email asking two excellent questions on yesterday’s daf, Menachot 64. I post the questions here, with my answers below. 1. Question: Why would you be permitted to be mechalel Shabbat on erev Pesach in order to flay … Continue reading

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Chametz after Chametz – Is it the Journey or the Destination?

Recent sugyot have been exploring the question of what happens when an prohibited act is done to a person, animal, or object that is already, in some way, damaged or unfit.  In today’s daf (Menachot 60a), the Gemara addressed the … Continue reading

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Zevachim 105 – Weakened or Transferred Tumah?

The Gemara Zevachim (105a) discusses the status of the impurity of the carcass or meat of parim ha’nisrafim.  We know that the people involved in burning them and taking them out of the camp, i.e., Jerusalem, become tamei, but what happens … Continue reading

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