Aug 212018

How exactly was the act of kmitza performed? There are things that can be added or detracted that can disqualify the offering – what are they? Quantities of various items that can disqualify  including the oil and frankincense are discussed. Factors that affect this also relate to at what point in the process the item was there or not there.

Aug 052018

There will be no shiur beginning Monday August 6 through Wednesday August 15. On Thursday August 16, we will do the siyum on Zevachim (a bit late) beginning from four lines from the bottom of 120a at the section break and then we will learn that day’s daf, Menacahot 6.

Aug 052018

Why is the second group of exemptions from offerings done outside learned out from a different verse and not the one the first category are derived from? What is the negative commandment that Rabbi Shimon holds one os forbidden by if offering outside something that is not yet ready to be offered but will be? Two possible options are brought.

Aug 032018

Why did the mishna compare the case of two cups of blood to a sin offering that got lost and another was brought in its place? The gemara concludes that the msihna was brought in order to teach a case that can be derived from the mishna and not for the case itself. The mishna brings all sorts of cases where the laws of offering sacrifices outside do not apply either because of the type of offering (that isn’t offered inside the mikdash) or because of the animal brought (a disqualified animal). The mishna describes historically – when were sacrifices allowed to be brought outside the mishkan (bamot) and when were they forbidden? What were the laws regarding each time period (when they were allowed and when they weren’t)? What sacrifices were allowed to be brought anywhere (during the time when bamot were permitted)?