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Previous daf Zevachim 72
ZEVACHIM 71-72 - sponsored by Harav Ari Bergmann of Lawrence, N.Y., out of
love for the Torah and for those who study it.
1) WHICH THINGS CAN BECOME "BATEL"
(a) Question: (A Mishnah teaches that) mixtures including
Isurei ha'Na'ah are forbidden even to a person, all the
more so they are Pesulim for Korbanos!
1. (Mishnah B): The following are forbidden, any amount
forbids a mixture:
(b) Answer: Both Mishnayos are needed:
i. Yayin Nesech (wine that was offered to
1. If we only had Mishnah B, one might have thought
that a mixture of Chulin is forbidden, but we are
not stringent to forbid a mixture of Kodshim;
(c) Question: Forbidden animals should be Batel amidst a
majority of Heter!
2. If we only had our Mishnah, one might have thought
that a mixture is forbidden only to the Mizbe'ach,
for it is repulsive (to offer an animal that really
was Pasul), but Isurei ha'Na'ah are Batel to allow
people to benefit from them!
1. Suggestion: Perhaps they are not Batel because they
2. Rejection: That is according to Reish Lakish, who
says that the text in the following Mishnah reads
'*Everything that* is normally counted' (even things
that are only sometimes sold by number - people
often sell animals by number, therefore, they are
important, they are never Batel);
3. But according to R. Yochanan, it says '*What* is
normally counted' (i.e. only what is always sold by
number - people sometimes sell a herd without
counting it, therefore, animals are not important,
they can be Batel), how can we answer?
4. (Mishnah): Bundles of clover of Kilai ha'Kerem
(other species planted with grape pits or near
vines) must be burned;
5. R. Meir says, if they became mixed with other
bundles (of Heter), (and those became mixed with
other bundles - some delete this from the text), all
must be burned;
6. Chachamim say, if there is at least 200 times as
much Heter as Isur, the Isur is Batel, they are
i. R. Meir says, everything that, is normally
counted is Mekadesh (forbids a mixture and is
7. (R. Yochanan): The text is, R. Meir says, *what* is
ii. Chachamim say, only six things are Mekadesh -
nuts of Parech (a place; Aruch - they are so
soft, they can be Nifrach (crushed) by hand),
pomegranates of Badan, sealed barrels, stalks
of spinach or cabbage, and Yevanis gourds;
iii. R. Akiva adds a seventh thing that is Mekadesh,
loaves of a Ba'al ha'Bayis (i.e. not of a
iv. Some of these could be forbidden on account of
Orlah, the others on account of Kilai ha'Kerem.
8. (Reish Lakish): The text is *Everything that* is
9. Repetition of question: We understand according to
Reish Lakish, but how can we answer according to R.