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by Rabbi Ephraim Becker
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous dafYoma 31
YOMA 31 - Dedicated to the memory of Moshe Simcha ben Dovid Z"L Rubner by
his parents, Dovid and Zahava Rubner of Petach Tikva.
1) THE ENTRY IMMERSION (cont'd)
(a) Question: Would a Chatzitzah invalidate this immersion even
according to R. Yehudah?
2) THE FIVE TEVILOS AND TEN KIDUSHIN
(b) Answer: As by a D'Oreisa, so, too, a D'Rabanan.
(c) Question: Would partial entry constitute entry to
necessitate this Tevilah?
(d) Answer: The Metzora teaches that it is.
(e) Question: Could one bypass this Tevilah by using a long
knife for Shechitah?
1. The question is relevant to the position of Ben Zoma
(is the obligation even for one outside).
(f) Answer: Teiku
2. It is also relevant to the Rabanan who argue with R.
Yehudah (do we exempt only one not doing an Avodah).
(a) Abaye learned from a Beraisa that Ein Eitam was 23 Amos
higher than the floor of the Azarah (the 20 Amos of the gate
plus the calculated three Amos height of a Mikvah).
(b) Question: But what of the additional Amos for the thickness
of the roof of the gate and the Ma'azivah?
3) THE PARTITION OF LINEN
(c) Answer: Marble may be very thin.
(d) Question: Still, the height must be a bit more than 23 Amos?
(e) Answer: We do not consider fractional Amos.
(a) Question: Why linen?
4) MISHNAH: THE PROCEDURE OF THE TAMID
(b) Answer: To remind the Kohen Gadol that the day's Avodah is
done in linen (as explained regarding the upcoming Mishnah).
(a) The Kohen Gadol disrobed, immersed, emerged and dried
himself, after which he donned the Bigdei Zahav which were
brought to him and he performed Kidush Yadayim and Raglayim.
5) R. MEIR AND THE RABANAN ON THE FIRST SET OF KIDUSHIN
(b) He began the Shechitah of the Tamid, which another Kohen
took over while the Kohen Gadol did Kabalas HaDam.
(c) He went into the Heichal to offer the Ketores, prepare the
Neiros, be Makriv the Rosh, Eivarim, Minchas Chavitin and
(d) At Shacharis the Ketores came between the Zerikah and the
Haktaras Eivarim, while Bein HaArbayim it came between the
Eivarim and the Nesachim.
(e) If the Kohen was sensitive then pre-heated water would be
added to the Mikvah.
(a) Question: Our Mishnah, which only lists one Kidush, must
argue with R. Meir who holds that two Kidushin are required
for donning the new set of Begadim.
(b) Answer (R. Papa): No, both the Rabanan and R. Meir agree
that one Kidush is for disrobing and one is for donning;
they only argue about the application of the Pasuk which
connects disrobing to donning.
(c) Question: But the Beraisa teaches that, according to R.
Meir, there were two Kidushin for the first Tevilah!?
(d) Answer (R. Papa): If it is explicit in the Beraisa, then it
must be, indeed, that R. Meir argues with our Mishnah!