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Must Tzitzis Start Out as Valid?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf The Daf that fell out on Yom Kippur discussed this issue. Rav Huna rules that if someone put tzitzis on a three-cornered garment (which has no tzitzis obligation) and then created a fourth corner and added tzitzis to that corner, the tzitzis are not valid. As Rav Huna explains, since […]
Does Nullification Apply to a Mixture of Similar Items?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf The Daf of last Shabbos gave us the opportunity to review the Mishnah in Zevachim that discusses this question. The Mishnah there discusses a case where some sacrificial blood got mixed in with non-sacrificial blood. If there is a majority of non-sacrificial blood, do we say that the sacrificial blood […]
How Powerful are Thoughts in the Laws of Tumah?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf We explored this issue in the Daf this week on 93b-94a. One big topic of this chapter has been the requirement to launder a garment that got stained by Chatas blood. If Chatas blood that is fit to be applied to the mizbeach stains a garment, the stained spot must […]
What Happens to the Bones of a Korban Olah?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf We discussed this question in the Daf this week on 85b-86a. The Mishnah on 85b rules that the bones of a Korban Olah may  be burned along with the rest of the animal–if they are still attached. If however they were removed from the animal then they cannot be put […]
Can Prohibited Items Nullify Other Prohibited Items?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf We discussed this question in the Daf this week on 78a-79a. On 78a Reish Lakish rules on a case where someone munches on three olive-sized pieces of different prohibited items: piggul, nossar, and a piece of sacrificial meat that was tamei. If while chewing on these pieces a small piece […]