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Touching the Mincha to the Altar – Why?

The Mishna (Menachot 60a) lists all the minchas which require hagasha, touching to the corner of the altar, but does not discuss what function this serves.   It also records a debate between R. Shimon and the Tana Kama whether the … 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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The Difference Between a Mincha and A Korban

What follows was addressed in a recent post on the burning on the kometz, but I have added an analysis of the Kayin-Hevel story, and present it here as a stand-alone discussion. ונפש כי תקריב – לא נאמר נפש בכל … Continue reading

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Menachot 26 – Is Burning the Kometz like Putting Blood on the Altar?

The kometz of the mincha plays an analogous role to the blood of animal sacrifices, insofar as both serve as matirs, that is, through the placing/throwing of the blood and the burning of the kometz, the korban and mincha are … Continue reading

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