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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 […]
Is It Possible to Transform a Bird Olah into a Chatas?
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Provided courtesy of Real Clear Daf We explored this intriguing question on 67b-68a in the Daf this week. The possibility for such a unique sacrificial transformation is raised according to the view of R’ Yehoshua of the Mishnah there (bottom of 66b). The Mishnah discusses a case where the Cohen took an Olah bird offering and […]