Aug 312018

What is the status of blood that was salted, blood that was coagulated? Is it allowed on the altar and therefore also forbidden if one eats it? How and where was the salting performed? A mishna in shekalim states that the rabbis allowed the kohanim to benefit from salt of the temple. Shmuel explains what was permitted but Shmuel’s statement is ambiguous and the gemara tries to understand his intention.

Aug 282018

Study Guide Menachot 18

What is the debate between Rabbi Elazar, Rabbi Yehuda and the first Tanna regarding a case where one thought to leave the blood until tomorrow (but didn’t have a thought regarding consumption of the blood)? What parts of the mincha offering process are not critical?

Aug 272018

If the burning is done in very small quantities and the thought the kohen has each time he burns a little bit is about eating a very small part of the remainder, is that pigul? A debate is brought regarding the case where one burns the kmitza and thinks about burning the frankincense at the wrong time, is that pigul or not? The third perek starts with an explanation of the debate between Rabbi Eliezer and the rabbis regarding a pigul thought about burning something that is meant to be eaten and eating something that is meant to be burned.

Aug 262018

What is considered a half a matir in a case of the mincha offering that includes a frankincense offering? If there is a parallel action for the frnakincense, then when one does the act for the kmitza, it is considered a half a matir and the rabbis debate with Rabbi Meir whether or not one would get karet for eating the remainder. Other related issues are discussed.

Aug 242018

In offerings that have several parts, i.e. 2 lambs and 2 loaves of bread (Shavuot) or 2 bowls of frankincense and 2 sets of 6 loaves of the showbread, do pigul thoughts regarding part of the bread affect all of the bread? Additionally, since both lambs need to be slaugghtered to permit the bread, would a pigul thought during the slaughter of one of the animals, make the bread pigul or does one need to have the thought during the slaughtering of each of the animals?

Aug 232018

Study Guide Menachot 13

The mishna seems to contradict the previous mishna as it implies that the remainder can become pigul if one had thoughts of eating half a shiur of the remainder tomorrow and half a shiur of the kometz tomorrow, even though the kometz can’t be eaten. Two answers are offered. Can a pigul thought about the frankincense during the act of kemitza create pigul that one would be obligated in karet? Since the frankincense is not the same object as the meal offering, even though they go together, do we view these as one unit or not? Rabbi Yossi says there is no karet. Reish Lakish explains the logic behind his argument although questions are raised regarding his explanation. Is collecting the frankincense from the meal offering mixture considered a sacrificial rite such that it would be forbidden by a non Kohen?

Aug 222018

Shiur dedicated to refuah shleima for Zelig Natan Hakohen ben Dena. How does pigul work by a meal offering? If the remnants are missing and one can’t eat them anyway, if one had a thought about eating them in the wrong time, would that also render them pigul and remove the meila from them?

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.