POINT BY POINT SUMMARY
by Rabbi Ephraim Becker
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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1) AHARON AND HIS SONS DONNING THE BIGDEI KEHUNAH
(a) Question: How can he maintain that Moshe dressed Aharon and
his sons together, given that the Pesukim clearly refer to
two donnings, one singular and one plural?!
2) SEGREGATING THE KOHEN GADOL
(b) Answer: They are different not in the donning, but in their
composition (linen with wool vs. linen alone).
(c) Question: How can he maintain that they were donned in
succession given the Pasuk written in the plural?
(d) Answer: That Pasuk teaches that their composition is the
(e) Question: Then why do we have the singular and then plural
donnings in the Pasuk?
(f) Answer: It must be that they were donned in succession.
(g) Question: How can he maintain that Moshe dressed Aharon and
his sons Begadim together, a feat that seems impossible!?
(h) Answer: There was sequence (but no interruption).
(a) Question: Why is he segregated?
1. What do you mean! It has been completely dealt with!
(b) Answer: Lest he cohabit with his wife in a state of doubtful
(i) According to R. Yochanan- it is learned from
2. We meant why can't he remain at home?
(ii) Resh Lakish- Sinai.
(c) Question: Are we dealing with evildoers!?
(d) Answer: We mean that he might cohabit and then discover
1. This follows the opinion of R. Akiva that a Nidah
generates retroactive Tumah.
(e) Question: This implies that one who cohabits with a Nidah is
not as stringent as the Nidah herself (since she can immerse
only on the night *after* her seventh day, whereas he
immerses *on* the seventh day, [otherwise the Kohen would
need eight days, not seven].
(f) Answer: No, they may be the same, and we separate the Kohen
just prior to the onset of the first day.
(g) Question: But the Bereisa teaches that there *is* this
(h) Answer: The Bereisa means to include in Nidah all related
(i) Question: The Bereisa equates the Bo'el Nidah with a Tamei
Mes (apparently to allow immersion during the day)?
(j) Answer: No, they are equated regarding the duration of their
(k) Question: But the duration of both is explicit in the Pasuk
(It must be as we assumed, immersion by day)!?
(l) Answer: No, the comparison of the Bereisa is for the Seifa
(to differentiate regarding Tumas Mishkav and Moshav).
3) TUMAS HAMES HUTRAH OR DECHUYAH
(m) Question: A Bereisa explicitly teaches the difference of day
and night between the Bo'el Nidah and the Nidah herself!?
(n) Answer: This is, indeed, a Tiyuvta on R. Shimi.
(a) Question: Perhaps we should segregate him from all people
(lest he become Tamei Mes)!?
1. (Rava) The fact that we do not seems to imply Tumas Mes
(b) The matter is a Machlokes, which can be understood two ways.
2. (Ravina) It could still be Dechuyah, and we do not
concern ourselves with such an unlikely scenario.
1. R. Nachman- Hutrah; R. Sheshes- Dechuyah.
(c) First Lashon:
1. When a Tahor Kohen from that Beis Av is available, all
agree that he (not the Tamei) does the Avodah.
(d) Second Lashon: The Machlokes is even when a Tahor Kohen from
that Beis Av is available whether (Hutrah) or not (Dechuayh)
the Kohen Tamei may serve.
2. The Machlokes is whether, if all the Kohanim of that
Beis Av are Tamei, to get a Tahor Kohen from a
different Beis Av (Dechuyah), or not (Hutrah).