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Previous daf Chagigah 21
CHAGIGAH 21 - Dedicated by Dovid and Zahava Rubner of Petach Tikva. May
Hashem grant them and all of their offspring with joy, fulfillment, and all
that they need!
1) THE FIRST STRINGENCY OF KODESH OVER TERUMAH: IMMERSING UTENSILS
INSIDE OF OTHER UTENSILS
11. An Onen and one who is Mechusar Kipurim require Tevilah
in order to eat Kodesh, but not for Terumah.
(a) What is the reason one may not immerse utensils inside of
other utensils for Kodesh?
(b) (R. Ila) The weight of the inner utensil upon the outer utensil
constitutes a Chatzitzah.
1. Question: But the fact that the fifth stringency is because
of a Chatzitzah implies that this one is not because of a
2. Answer: Both are because of Chatzitzah, and both cases are
needed for a different Chidush.
3. R. Ila is consistent with another statement he made.
(c) (Rava) Since the fifth stringency is because of Chatzitzah, it
must be that the first one is for another reason.
(i) R. Ila said that there are only ten stringencies in
our Mishnah (the two cases of Chatzitzah being
considered as one).
(ii) The first five apply to Kodesh as well as Chulin
prepared with the Taharah of Kodesh.
(iii) The last five apply only to Kodesh, but not to Chulin
prepared w ith the Taharah of Kodesh.
(iv) The difference is that the first five cases deal with
a concern for a d'Oraisa law.
(v) Therefore, the Rabanan enacted those stringencies to
apply to Chulin prepared with Taharah of Kodesh as
1. Rather, the first one is a Gezeirah in order to prevent one
from immersing small utensils (needles and weaving-forks)
in a vessel whose mouth is smaller than the reed inserted
into the mouth of a leather canteen.
(i) (Mikva'os 6:7) A reed, whose hollow is a diameter of
two fingers, is the minimum size necessary for the
passage of water to be considered linked to, and part
of, the Mikvah.