Several questions are asked regarding items that have mixed status. What grains are obligated in challa? What grains are permitted by the bringing of the omer?
A slew of bizarre and random questions are asked – some regarding the omer and some regarding other issues. All are left without answers.
How do we resolve the contradiction between our mishna and a braita about Pesach where the opinions are flipped – those who are concerned one will eat from the new crop earlier, are not concerned that if one checks for chametz on Pesach they will accidentally eat it (and vice-versa). When is the new crop permitted – in the time of the Beit Hamikdash and in the time where there is no Beit Hamikdash? What is the status of a sacrifice brought from the new crop before the time it is permitted in the Beit Hamikdash (Shavuot -after the bread offering is brought)?
What is the act that determines the obligation for tithes and for challa? If at the moment of that act, the item was owned by the temple or by a non Jew, is the item exempt from tithes or challa?
Arguments against the Baytusim are brought although Rava rejects many of them. The description of how the meal offering of the Omer was prepared is discussed in more detail.
There was a big debate with the Baytusim regarding the date of the bringing of the Omer which affected the date of Shavuot. The debate between them is brought as well as rituals that were instituted to make it the rabbi’s position public due to the debate
What is the difference between a marcheshet and machavat meal offering? Details regarding the meal offering of the Omer are discussed. Is there a difference between the way it is done on Shabbat (in the event that the day after Pesach falls out on Shabbat) and the way it is done on a regular day?
How is the waving performed? Which item goes on the top,middle and bottom? Which directions? What is the reason behind the wavings? In the Shavuot sacrifice, are the wavings before the lambs are slaughtered the same as the wavings after or not?
Which sacrifices need to be waved and don’t need to be brought to the altar? How were the wavings performed? Are women obligated in waving?
Which types of meal offerings need to be brought to the southwestern corner of the altar? From where do we derive which ones are including un this category? By logical arguments or by drashot from the verses?