Terumos 4:13-5:1

Terumos 4:13

Rabbi Yosi reported on a situation that had been brought before Rabbi Akiva. There were fifty bunches of a certain vegetable and one bunch of the same vegetable fell into them. The bundle that fell was half terumah and half chullin (regular, non-sanctified produce). Rabbi Yosi said in Rabbi Akiva’s presence that the terumah status was canceled. This is not because terumah can be canceled when it’s one part out of 51, but because in this instance there were 102 half-parts (so the 101 parts chullin cancel out the one part terumah).

Terumos 5:1

If a seah of terumah that was ritually unclean fell into less than 100 seah of chullin, or if it fell into first tithe, second tithe, or consecrated produce, whether these things are ritually clean or unclean, the mixture must be left to rot. If the seah of terumah was ritually clean, the mixture must be sold to kohanim at the price of terumah, minus the price of the seah (which the owner would be obligated to give to a kohein anyway). If the terumah fell into first tithe (from which terumas maaser had not yet been taken), the owner must designate it as terumas maaser. If it fell into second tithe or consecrated produce, it must be redeemed. If ritually clean terumah falls into ritually unclean chullin, it may be eaten by kohanim in the form of petit four (cakes too small to convey uncleanliness), roasted (so that it cannot convey uncleanliness through liquid), or kneaded with fruit juices that are not among the liquids that convey uncleanliness. This mixture of clean terumah and unclean chullin can also be divided among many different loaves of dough so that no one of them contains an egg-sized portion of the mixture (which is the smallest size that conveys uncleanliness).
Download Audio File