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...
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...
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.  ...