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1) [line 1] BERYAH BIFNEI ATZMAH NINHU - that is, they are strange, deformed
*2*) [line 6] MISHUM GERUSHAH - that is, we are afraid that she might have
been divorced from her husband the Kohen, and she can no longer eat Terumah
(Even if she is a Bas Kohen, who can eat Terumah without being married to a
Kohen, the Rabanan prohibited her from taking Terumah in the fields in order
to prevent a Bas *Yisrael* married to a Kohen from eating Terumah after she
was divorced -- Gemara, 86a.)
3) [line 7] BEI DAREI - a threshing floor
4) [line 13] V'HAI LO NAFISH ONSEI - it was not completely beyond his control
(he could have prevented the circumstances that caused him to become Tamei)
5) [line 18] MISHUM ZILUSA - because of her disgrace (of having to stand
around and wait)
6) [line 20] HAVA SHARINA TIGRA D'GAVRA B'REISHA - I used to deal with the
case of the man first
7) [line 28] NIKMETZES (KEMITZAH)
(a) When an individual who is not a Kohen offers a Korban Minchah (flour
offering), a Kohen must take off a Kometz (handful), which is burned upon the
(b) A Kometz is the amount that can be held by the middle three fingers when
they are pressed upon the palm. The Kohen puts his hand in the dough or baked
goods and removes one handful. He next wipes off the dough or baked goods
that stick out, using his thumb and smallest finger, until only the Kometz
(c) The remainder of the Minchah (the Sheyarei ha'Minchah) is eaten by male
(d) A Minchah that is brought by the Tzibur and a Minchah offered by a Kohen
are entirely burned on the Mizbe'ach.
8) [line 29] MINCHAS KOHANIM
A Korban Minchah that is brought by a Kohen does not need Kemitzah. The
entire Minchah is burned on the Mizbe'ach. This is learned from the verse,
"v'Chol Minchas Kohen, Kalil Tiheyeh, Lo Se'achel." - "And every meal-
offering of a Kohen shall be entirely offered; it shall not be eaten."
9) [line 31] KOL SHE'MIMENU LA'ISHIM HAREI HU B'VAL TAKTIRU
The Torah requires certain parts of the Korbanos to be offered on the
Mizbe'ach. These parts are collectively termed "Eimurim." It is prohibited to
offer any other part of the Korban on the Mizbe'ach. This Halachah is learned
from Vayikra 2:11.
10) [line 33] D'MASIK LEHU - he offers them
11) [line 38] BEIS HA'DESHEN
(a) The Beis ha'Deshen (ash-pile) is the place where ashes from the Menorah,
the inner Mizbe'ach and the outer Mizbe'ach would be put every morning.
Additionally, when a bird was brought as an Olas ha'Of, the Kohen cuts out
the crop and surrounding feathers of the bird (or, according to some Tana'im,
the crop and the intestines -- Zevachim 65a) and throws them to the Beis
(b) The Beis ha'Deshen was located southeast of the outer Mizbe'ach alongside
the ramp, at a distance of three Tefachim (approx. 10.5 inches) from the ramp
and 10 Amos north of the foot of the ramp.
(c) The above follows the opinion of RASHI, who states that the Beis
ha'Deshen mentioned in our Gemara is not one of the three other places called
Beis ha'Deshen (Zevachim 104b). According to TOSFOS HA'ROSH DH veha'Shirayim,
however, our Gemara is referring to the Beis ha'Deshen located immediately to
the east of the outer Mizbe'ach, which was used for burning Pesulei Kodshei
Kodashim. (See TOSFOS DH veha'Shirayim and HAGAHOS YA"AVETZ.)
12) [line 39] MINCHAS CHOTEI (KORBAN OLEH V'YORED B'DALEI DALUS)
(a) A person brings a Korban Oleh v'Yored in three specific cases: Shevu'as
ha'Edus (see Background to Yoma 74:1), Tum'as Mikdash v'Kodashav (see
Background to Rosh Hashanah 4:22) and Korban Shevu'ah (see Background to Yoma
(b) What constitutes a Korban Oleh v'Yored varies based on the means of the
penitent. If he is wealthy, he brings a female sheep or goat as a Chatas
(Korban Ashir). If he cannot afford this, he brings two doves or two
turtledoves, one as an Olah and one as a Chatas (Korban Oleh v'Yored
b'Dalus). If he cannot even afford the birds, he brings one tenth of an Eifah
of fine flour as a Minchas Chatas (Korban oleh v'Yored b'Dalei Dalus).
(c) The Minchas Chatas is not mixed with oil, and Levonah (frankincense) is
not sprinkled on top of it (Vayikra 5:11). When a non-Kohen brings a Minchas
Chatas, a Kometz of the flour alone is burned on the Mizbe'ach and the
Kohanim receive the Shirayim (the rest of the flour, which they must eat
before the following sunrise -- RAMBAM Hilchos Ma'aseh ha'Korbanos 10:7). The
Minchas Chatas of a Kohen is the subject of a Machlokes Tana'im (Menachos
73b-74a). According to one opinion, it is treated like the normal Minchah of
a Kohen (see entry #8 above). Another opinion rules that a Kometz is removed
and burned as in the Minchah of a non-Kohen. However, unlike the Minchah of a
non-Kohen, the Shirayim (remainder of the flour) are also burned. A third
opinion rules that the Kometz is burned on the Mizbe'ach and the Shirayim are
sprinkled (RASHI) or burned (TOSFOS, TOSFOS HA'ROSH) on the Beis ha'Deshen.
13) [line 11] HU ONEN ALEIHEM - he observes the laws of Aninus (see
Background to Yevamos 73:1) on the day of burial of both men, one of whom is
certainly his father. As such, he is prohibited from eating Kodshim. He does
not, however, come into contact with the dead body, lest it not be his
14) [line 13] MAKASO / KILELASO - Beating or cursing one's parents
(a) If a person intentionally injures his father or mother, causing them to
bleed, he is put to death by hanging (Shemos 21:15). If he did not cause a
wound, his case is judged exactly like a case of hitting any other person;
i.e. if the damage is worth a Perutah, he pays; if the damage is not worth a
Perutah he receives Malkos (lashes) (SEFER HA'CHINUCH #48).
(b) If a person curses his father or mother using the name of HaSh-m, he is
stoned to death (Shemos 21:17). The Tana'im argue as to whether cursing them
with one of the Kinuyim (diminutives), e.g. Rachum, the Merciful One, is
punishable with the death penalty (Shevu'os 35a). The Sefer ha'Chinuch #260
states that he receives Malkos, following the opinion of Rebbi Menachem bar
Yosi (ibid. 36a), who rules that a person is only liable to the death penalty
for the four-letter name of HaSh-m. A person who curses his mother or father
also violates the general prohibition of cursing any Jew, for which one
receives Malkos, which is learned from the verse "Lo Sekalel Cheresh"
(Vayikra 19:14) (Sefer ha'Chinuch #231).
15) [line 13] MISHMAR
(a) The Kohanim were divided into 24 shifts according to their families
(Mishmaros), each of which served in the Mikdash for two weeks out of a year.
The Mishmaros changed on Shabbos, when the outgoing Mishmar did the Avodah in
the morning and the incoming Mishmar did the Avodah in the afternoon.
(b) Every Mishmar was further divided into six Batei Avos, with the Kohanim
of each Beis Av serving on a different day of the week. On Shabbos, all the
Batei Avos of the Mishmar did the Avodah together (RASHI Menachos 107b). Some
contend that the Mishmaros were divided into seven, and not six, groups, and
only one group served on Shabbos (RASHI Ta'anis 26a -- for more on this, see
Insights to Shekalim 18:1).
(c) On the Shalosh Regalim (the holidays of Pesach, Shavu'os and Sukos) all
of the Mishmaros Kehunah came to Yerushalayim to fulfill the Mitzvah of
Aliyah l'Regel. At those times, Kohanim from any Mishmar were permitted to do
the Avodah of the Regel.
16) [line 21] RISHON RA'UY LIHEYOS KOHEN GADOL - that is, the first one to be
born, who is a Safek. The Mishnah on Daf 36b deals with a case where a
Yevamah gave birth to a son and it is not known whether he is the son of her
late husband or of the Yavam. The Safek is called ha'Rishon because the
Gemara (Daf 37a) entertains the possibility that the Yavam and Yevamah stay
married and have a second child (ha'Sheni).
17) [line 27] LIKUT ATZAMOS - Disentombing and relocation of bones
The practice in the time of the Mishnah and Gemara was to first bury the dead
in a moist deep place in order for the flesh to decompose quickly. After the
body decomposed the bones were gathered and buried in a coffin in an
honorable, dignified place, usually in the family burial cave (RASHI to Moed
Katan 8a). It was permitted to move the bones because they were buried with
the intention to move them later. The bones would only be moved after a year
had passed. (ROSH to Moed Katan 1:10, based on the YERUSHALMI 1:5 and
MASECHES SEMACHOS, i.e. EVEL RABATI Chapter 12)
18) [line 32] CHALAL
(a) The Torah commands a Kohen Gadol not to marry a widow, divorcee,
prostitute ("Zonah" -- see Background to Yevamos 59:8) or Chalalah (Vayikra
21:14). A regular Kohen is permitted to marry a widow, but not any of the
other women listed above. The child from one of the above-mentioned unions is
invalidated from the Kehunah, and is called a "Chalal." The Rabanan also
prohibited all Kohanim from marrying a Chalutzah, and made the children of a
Kohen from a Chalutzah Chalalim mid'Rabanan.
(b) A Chalal may not serve in the Beis ha'Mikdash, and according to some
sources he is Chayav Misah b'Yedei Shamayim if he does (MINCHAS CHINUCH
275:5). A Chalal does not eat Terumah or the Kodshim reserved for Kohanim
(Terumos 8:1), and is not restricted with regard to the women that he is
allowed to marry. Chalalim are not prohibited from coming into contact with
corpses. Chalalim are not considered Kohanim with regard to the other
privileges and restrictions pertaining to Kohanim, as well.
(c) A widow, divorcee or prostitute that has relations with a Kohen Gadol,
and a divorcee or prostitute who has relations with a regular Kohen, becomes
a "Chalalah." Female children born through such a union are also Chalalos.
Also, any Jewish woman who has relations with a Chalal becomes a Chalalah
(even though she is permitted to have relations with him).
(d) A Chalalah is prohibited to marry a Kohen. If she does marry (and have
relations with) a Kohen, the Chalalah and the Kohen are punished with Malkos.
A Chalalah may not eat Terumah. Although a Jewish woman who has living
children from a Kohen normally eats Terumah, if she becomes a Chalalah she
may no longer eat Terumah. Similarly, although the daughter of a Kohen
normally eats Terumah until she becomes married to a non-Kohen, if she
becomes a Chalalah she may no longer eat Terumah (Yevamos 69a).
(e) There is a Mitzvas Aseh for a Kohen Gadol to marry a Besulah (Vayikra
21:13). If he transgresses this Aseh and marries a Be'ulah (who is not an
Almanah), the Tana'im argue as to whether the woman becomes a Chalalah and
whether the child is a Chalal.
19) [line 34] MEMEA'ENES (MI'UN)
(a) The Torah gives a father the right to marry off his daughter at any age
before she is twelve years old.
(b) If she was divorced or widowed or her father died without marrying her
off, the Chachamim gave the girl's mother and/or oldest brother the right to
marry her off. In these cases the marriage is only mid'Rabanan and she must
be at least ten years old, or at least six years old if she has an
understanding of the concept of marriage.
(c) According to the RAMBAM and the RA'AVAD, in the above circumstances, the
Chachamim also gave *her* the right to get married by herself. This marriage
is also mid'Rabanan. According to the Rambam, she must be at least ten years
old, or at least six years old if she has an understanding of the concept of
marriage. According to the Ra'avad, however, her Kidushin is valid even if
she has enough sense to guard the object given to her for her Kidushin (and
she realizes that it was given to her for Kidushin).(d) In the instances of
marriage mid'Rabanan, before she reaches Halachic puberty and becomes a
Na'arah (through the growth of two pubic hairs), she has the option of
annulling the marriage through a procedure known as Mi'un (refusal). She says
before two witnesses, "I do not want him," and the marriage is annulled
retroactively. There is no need for her to receive a Get (a bill of divorce).
A girl who is married off by her father cannot annul the marriage through
Mi'un. (RAMBAM Hilchos Ishus 4:7-8)
20) [line 35] MESHAMSHOS B'MOCH - are permitted to have relations using
cloths to prevent them from becoming pregnant
21) [line 37] SANDAL - a flat, fish-shaped abortion
22) [line 37] TIGMOL ES BENAH - she will wean her son
23) [last line] BENAH MURKAV LAH AL KESEFAH - her son is being carried on her
shoulder (for everyone to see)