Jun 062018

What area in the temple was part of Benjamin’s territory and what part was Judah’s? How does this affect the way the altar was built? Was there a base on the southern and eastern side, but it could not be used for spilling the blood or was there no base at all?

Jun 042018

The opinions of Rabbi Yishmael and Rabbi Akiva mentioned in the braita seem to be almost identical. Two opinions are brought to explain the difference between them. One raises the possibility that the remnants would be an essential part of the sacrifice (in the inner sin offerings). This issue is further discussed. Even if one says that neither of them holds this way, Rami bar Hama tries to prove that there is a tanna who holds this.

Jun 012018

From where do we derive that the law regarding slaughtering of the burnt offering must be in the North and if not, it’s disqualified? From where do we derive slaughtering and blood collection in the north for the guilt offering and that if it’s not done it’s disqualified? Two proofs are brought to teach the principle that a law derived through juxtaposition cannot be used to teach that law in another case through juxtaposition. But can it be used to teach something through “gezira shava” or through a logical inference?

May 302018

Whose intent is important in the sacrificies – the kohen or the owner of the sacrifice? A new opinion is brought and Abaye brings two others who seem to have a similar opinion regarding other areas of halacha. The fifth perek specifies details relating to all the sacrifices regarding location of each sacrificial rite. It begins with kodshei kodashim.

May 292018

Today’s shiur is in memory of העהע בת יצחק נחמיה

From where do we derive that blood is excluded from the laws of notar and impurity? The debate between the rabbis and Rabbi Shimon regarding whether or not impurity laws apply to inedible items is further analyzed – is there debate regarding only items that become contaminated or also a person that becomes contaminated and eats the inedible item?