114b What if you ate Maror for health reasons?

114b What if you ate Maror for health reasons?

We Pasken like Reish Lakeish of our daf that Mitzvos need intent - that one must have in mind or be aware that he is performing the Mitzva act as a Mitzva. What if someone ate romaine lettuce - Maror on Seder night, for health reasons? Does he need to eat Maror again?...

110 Don’t drink in pairs . . .

Daf קי discusses a danger that can come to a person when  he does or eats something in a twosome. Do we need to be careful with this in our times? The Gemora says קי: that one who is not exacting in this, the Sheydim do not exact from him - do not damage him. So that...

100b Consistency is Key

100b Consistency is Key

ומעשה ברבן שמעון בן גמליאל [ורבי יהודה] ורבי יוסי שהיו מסובין בעכו, וקדש עליהם היום. אמר לו רבן שמעון בן גמליאל לרבי יוסי: ברבי, רצונך נפסיק, וניחוש לדברי יהודה חבירנו? אמר לו: בכל יום ויום אתה מחבב דבריי לפני רבי יהודה, ועכשיו אתה מחבב דברי רבי יהודה בפני, הגם לכבוש...

94a Should I make It To The Minyan?

94a Should I make It To The Minyan?

The Shulchan Aruch (או"ח צ טז) says that in order to Daven with a Minyan one is obligated to travel four Mil if he will be continuing on his way or 1 Mil or 18 minutes if he will be going backwards. One who is in his house is also reqiured to travel one Mil or 18...

95a Chometz on Pesach Sheini

95a Chometz on Pesach Sheini

Mishna: On Pesach Sheini one may have Chometz . The implication of the Mishna's language would seem to be that while one is eating the Pesach one may not also eat Chometz. There is no explicit source for this Halacha, prior to Rashi on Chumash (Bamidbar 9:10), who...

93a Not Old Enough?

93a Not Old Enough?

Gemora:  A child who came of age after Pesach Rishon does not bring a Pesach on Pesach Sheini, according to Rabbi Nossan. Pesach Sheini, is a redressal for the Pesach Rishon. Since the minor was not obligated in the Rishon, there is no reason for him to bring...

92b Too far Away

92b Too far Away

Mishna:   . . . Or someone who was a far distance . . .   Gemora: If one was far away when the Pesach was brought for him, Rav Sheshes says that he has not fulfilled his obligation.  The Gemora 93b brings the opinion of rabbi Eliezer that just one step out of the...

89a First One To Yerushalayim Wins!

89a First One To Yerushalayim Wins!

The Gemora explains the Mishna that after a man counted his children on the Korban Pesach, he told them that only the first one to get to Yerushalayim can partake. However, he only said so to push them to come faster. The Mishna tells us that all may partake.  What is...

88a Counted On Two Pesachs?

88a Counted On Two Pesachs?

The Mishna says that if two caretakers of an orphan both shecht a Pesach for him, the orphan may decide from which one he will eat.  To execute the legal action of becoming part of a Pesach Chabura, one needs to consent. Now, if only one caretaker made him part of his...

Who’s Servant Am I?

Who’s Servant Am I?

The Mishna states that a slave who belongs to two masters may not eat from the Pesach of either one of them. Rashi explains that this is even if one master counted him on his Pesach, for the slave cannot be numbered on a korban Pesach without permission of his other...

85b Walled In?

85b Walled In?

The Gemora explains that like Shabbos, one is not liable for removing meat from the Chabura unless one does Akirah and Hanocha. An interesting Shayla is raised by Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein Shlit`a. On Shabbos, if one is surrounded by people, one is not liable for...

81b Embarrass them?

81b Embarrass them?

Once a Talmid rolled up a tablecloth with a Chumash in it and threw it out. The Rebbi wanted to tell the Talmid that he must ask Hashem for forgiveness in public in order to embarrass him, so that everyone would learn to be careful with Seforim.  The Rebbi asked Rav...

80a Division in the congregation?

80a Division in the congregation?

אין קרבן ציבור חלוק   "A Korban Tzibur should not be eaten in a way that shows division within the congregation."   Rashi: Since division is shameful, it is forbidden to eat the Korban Pesach in a way that makes division obvious.   Rav Yitchok...

78a The Tzitz atones on Achilos

78a The Tzitz atones on Achilos

הציץ מרצה על האכילות Means that the Tzitz atones on the part of the Korban that is normally eaten'.[dvmd_table_maker tbl_responsive_display_as="accordion" tbl_tcell_cell_align_horz="center" tbl_tcell_cell_align_vert="center" _builder_version="4.8.1"...

75a Rabban Gamliel’s Perforated Grill

75a Rabban Gamliel’s Perforated Grill

The Mishna states that one may not roast the Pesach on a grill. It then quotes an incident in which Rabban Gamliel instructed his servant to roast the Pesach on a grill. The Gemara asks: Was an incident cited to contradict what was previously stated?  ...

74a Roasted Not Cooked

74a Roasted Not Cooked

The Korban Pesach must be roasted, not cooked. Also, it must be roasted on fire, not on hot metal [although red hot metal would be fine, as it is considered fire].    The Shulchan Aruch (473 - 4) states that the Minhag is to roast the Zeroa of the Seder plate on...

73a Was It Productive?

73a Was It Productive?

An explanatory table אמר ליה רב הונא בר חיננא לבריה: כי אזלת לקמיה דרבי זריקא בעי מיניה: לדברי האומר מקלקל בחבורה פטור, שחטו שלא לאוכליו חייב. מה תיקן? - תיקן, אם עלו - לא ירדו. שחטו ונמצא בעל מום - חייב. מה תיקן? - תיקן בדוקין שבעין, ואליבא דרבי עקיבא, דאמר: אם עלו -...

72b Are you really a Kohen?

72b Are you really a Kohen?

". . . Eating teruma is different, because it is called Avodah, and Avodah of the son of a divorcee or a Chalutza is valid after the fact. As per the Mishna: If a Kohen sacrificing Korbanos, and it became known that he was the son of a divorcee or the son of a...

71a Be Happy!

71a Be Happy!

The Gemorah in Chagigoh 8b states that the Mitzva of simcha on Yom Tov, ושמחת בחגך is done with Korbanos שלמי שמחה. This is seemingly contradicted by our Gemorah which states that on Yom Tov Rishon when there cannot be Shalmei Simcha, we fulfill our obligation with...

68b Half For Me And Half For Hashem

68b Half For Me And Half For Hashem

חלקהו, חציו לה' וחציו לכם   Yom Tov is to be divided half for oneself and half for Hashem.    Rav Shach is said to have said over from a Sforim Store owner in Vilna, who heard from the Gerrer Rebbe the Imrei Emes the following.    The Pasuk (שמות כד, ו) says that...

67a Send The Tamei Out

67a Send The Tamei Out

 ה ילחם לכם ואתם תחרישון שמות יד - יד The Yalkut Shimoni explains that Moshe Rabeinu's statement, "Hashem will do battle for you", was not only referring to that point in time at the Yam Suf, but rather Hashem will fight for us forever.   The Meshech Chochma...

65b No Testing Or Cutting Now!

65b No Testing Or Cutting Now!

While Shechting the Korban Pesach is Docheh Shabbos, preparing the Korban by cutting off a Yabeles is not. So too, while giving a Bris Mila on the 8th day is Docheh Shabbos, preparing for it by checking the baby's bilirubin is not. According to the Mechaber, since it...

64b Get In Line

64b Get In Line

Rabbi Yitzcḥok said: The Korban Pesach is slaughtered only in three groups of at least thirty people each.   We are uncertain if we need three groups of ten people at the same time or one after another.   Therefore, in order to satisfy both possible interpretations,...

61a Shpritz It Don’t Spread It!

61a Shpritz It Don’t Spread It!

If one shechted the Korban Pesach before bringing the Tamid, it is acceptable, but the blood should not be offered. Rather someone should mix the blood until after the Tamid is brought. Rashi: It must be mixed so that it shouldn't coagulate and should still be...

For Matza and taxes

For Matza and taxes

There was once a worker in a Matzah factory who said, I am baking Matzah for the purpose of the Mitzva and for taxes. When asked about it, he explained that he wouldn't be baking had it not been for an unpaid tax bill that he had. He therefore said the truth, that he...

59b The Delicious Korban

59b The Delicious Korban

The Kohanim eat the Korban and those who brought the Korban get atonement.   Eating the Korbanos was an opportunity to make a Mitzvah a very part of our body. The Kohanim ate, filled their bodies with Mitzva, and the owners got atonement.  Nowadays, there is only one...

58a When Is The Best Time To Daven Mincha?

58a When Is The Best Time To Daven Mincha?

We hold like Rava that while the Mitzva of sacrificing the Korban Tamid begins when the shadows of evening begin to tilt or at 6 1/2 hours, the Rabbi's ordained that it be delayed until 9 1/2 hours.    The Rambam states since Mincha was established in concomitance...

57b When The Gloves Come Off

57b When The Gloves Come Off

Yissochar, of the town of Barkai, wore gloves as he brought Korbanos, so as not to dirty his hands. This was wrong because it was a Chatzitzah and through this, he denigrated Hashem's Korbanos.  Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein Shlit"a was asked if a Mohel can wear gloves...

54a The Holy Resting Fire

54a The Holy Resting Fire

After Yom Kippur we must only make the Beracha of Boei Meorei Ha`Aish on a fire that was burning on Yom Kippur.  This is because the Brocha on Motzai Yom Kippur is for the purpose of giving the message that Yom Kippur is holier than other Yomim Tovim.  Since we only...

52a When Can I Eat Pickled Shemitta Produce?

52a When Can I Eat Pickled Shemitta Produce?

  Din  Reason  Rabbi Eliezer  One can only eat until the time of Biur of the very first type  Because even the last type contains a forbidden taste of the first type.  Rabbi Yehoshua  One may eat until the time of Biur for the last type has come  Because even the...

51a Shh! Don’t  say it

51a Shh! Don’t say it

Going back to our case of yesterday, if someone were to have continued 'not going to the market on Friday' after the market day changed to Monday, if his assumption is that his minhag applies in this way, then one shouldn't inform him otherwise.  This is in keeping...

50b Follow your Father’s Minhag

50b Follow your Father’s Minhag

The son of By`shon Did not go from Tzur to Tzidon on erev Shabbos although the market day in Tzidon was on Friday. His children came to Rabbi Yochanan saying that while their father was wealthy and could afford to be absent on market day, they couldn't afford to do...

47b What is the nature of “Matunta?”

47b What is the nature of “Matunta?”

The Gemorah indicates that 'Matunta" cannot be used for Kisui Ha`Dam.    Rashi learns that this is because "Matunta" doesn't break up into עפר sand [or dust], it doesn't break into small particles. The Torah reqiures something that is defined as עפר.    The Rem`a...

46a Be Cool!

46a Be Cool!

While the Mishna does say that cold water will prevent something from becoming Chametz, we only rely on that B'di"eved. It is hard to make sure that the water is cold enough and hard to ensure it stays cold.

45b Is it Chametz?

45b Is it Chametz?

If one makes a giant ball of dough and designates it to be used for sitting on, and covers it with "Tit" for that purpose, since it is not considered food anymore it can be kept in ones house on Pesach.    Only FOOD is forbidden to keep in your house on Pesach.   ...

44b Nazir! Don’t dip the Bread In The Wine

44b Nazir! Don’t dip the Bread In The Wine

If a Nazir eats  less-than-a-K`Zayis of grape product he is Patur.   Now say a Nazir dipped a piece of bread in wine and ate it, where the wine alone did not amount to a K`Zayis but together with the bread it did.  If all the bread was soaked, since all the bread has...