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Is the Gid Hanasheh Halachically Considered a Food?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf We dealt with this question on Wednesday’s daf this week (92b). Rav there makes the surprising statement that the main branch of the sciatic nerve itself is not prohibited whatsoever, rather, only the soft and edible offshoots of the gid hanasheh are prohibited. Rav argues that since the main stem […]
Are Beheima and Chaya Groups or Elements?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf The answer to this question sheds light on Thursday’s daf (79) this week, which discusses hybrid animals. The main topic of our perek is the prohibition against slaughtering an animal and its offspring on the same day. The Torah says, “An ox or se (goat/sheep), do not slaughter it and […]
Are the Kosher-Signs Just Signs or Are They Reasons?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf Reb Elchanan Wasserman in his Koveitz Shiurim (Chullin; letter 27) engages with this question as it pertains to the Gemara’s discussion of Monday’s daf this week (Chullin 62b). R’ Pappa there rules that the “swamp-rooster” is among the non-kosher birds but the “swamp-hen” is among the kosher birds. A trick […]
Are Eggs of a Treifa Chicken Kosher?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed: Eggs that formed before the chicken became treifa are not kosher whereas eggs that formed afterwards are kosher. Rashi explains that the pre-treifa eggs are prohibited because they are Halachikally considered […]
How Much Stamina Does a Chazaka Have?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf Welcome to Perek Eilu Treifos! Although much of the unique challenge of this chapter is the task of deciphering the numerous anatomical facts that are referred to, we also get to engage with plenty of classic Shas principles through the pages of Eilu Treifos. One important Shas principle that resurfaces […]