Sep 292018

The special meal offering brought by the high priest is discussed in detail. It is clear from the Torah how much flour was used but it is not clear how much oil. A braita discusses various possibilities. If the high priest dies and there is no replacement right away, where is the money taken from to bring the offering – the heirs or the community funds?

Sep 282018

What is the status of the two lambs (peace offerings brought with the 2 loaves of bread on Shavuot) that are sacrificed with the wrong intent – are they compared to a sin offering as they are obligatory or to a regular peace offering as they are peace offerings? Daily offerings and musaf offerings – failure to sacrifice one doesn’t prevent the sacrifice of the other. The gemara discusses what exactly the situation is.

Sep 232018

A story is told about the reward a man received for keeping the mitzva of tzitzit as it prevented him from sleeping with a prostitute. The gemara gets back to issues relating to meal offerings and sacrifices and discusses that if certain items are lacking, it doesn’t prevent the fulfillment of other items. The issue is also raised with regarding to tefillin (on the arm and on the head).

Sep 212018

How many strings? How far from the edge of the garment? How long do the strands need to hang down? Does one make a bracha on stringing the tzitzit? Can a non Jew make tzitzit? Can a woman? What part of the process needs to be done for the sake of tzitzit?

Sep 202018

If one has a long garment and folds it, does one need to put strings on the folded part? Is the obligation of tzitzit that all four cornered garments one owns should have tzitzit or is it an obligation only if one is wearing a four cornered garment, it must have tzitzit? Or does anyone hold (possibly an angel) that it is an obligation on a person to wear a four corenred garment, thus obligating him in tzitzit? Is one allowed to move strings from one pair of tzitzit to another?

Sep 172018

The mishna states that having white without techelet or techelet without white does not disqualify the tzitzit. Alternative explanations are brought in order to explain this mishna even according to Rebbi who holds that both are necessary. Other issues relating to tzitzit are discussed.