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Menachot 29b – Moshe in Rabbi Akiva’s Beit Midrash and the Authority of the Oral Torah

The daf yomi on Menachot 29b relates the classic story of Moshe Rabbenu asking God what the need was for the “crowns” on the letters.  God responds that there will be a man in the future – Rabbi Akiva – … Continue reading

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Menachot 18b – A Kohen Who Does Not Accept All the Rites of Priesthood

Today’s daf yomi, on Menachot 18b, quotes the statement of Rebbe Shimon that “Any Kohen who does not accept all the rites that were given to the children of Aharon has no portion in the kehuna, the priesthood.”   That is, … Continue reading

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Menachot 9a – Eating of the Kohanim – Serving God or Satisfying Hunger

In an earlier post, we discussed the perspective of parashat Vayikra – that of the owner who is bringing the sacrifice, in contrast to that of parashat Tzav – that of the Kohanim.  There we suggested that the order of … 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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