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by Rabbi Ephraim Becker
1) HALACHAH 5: THE PURCHASING POWER OF HEKDESH
(a) Every 30 days the prices for wine, oil and flour were fixed.2) IN A DIFFERENT BEREISA1. Once Hekdesh has paid for the goods, the suppliers must keep to the price if the price goes up.(b) Other examples of the advantages given to Hekdesh:
(a) It was taught that (unlike the view of the Mishnah) the merchants received their money immediately, and the Kohanim were Zerizim.
1) THE TASKS IN THE BEIS HAMIKDASH
(a) There were 15 tasks in the Mikdash.2) WHO WERE THOSE LISTED
(a) Question: How were *these* appointees selected by the Mishnah?3) THE GOOD APPOINTEES AND THE OTHERS
(a) The Mishnah in Yoma lists the praiseworthy appointees, about which it says, "the memory of the righteous for blessing."
(a) (R. Yonah) The blessing in the Pasuk (Yeshayah 53:12) applies to R. Akiva for establishing Midrash, Halachah and Hagados.5) WE ARE FAR FROM THEM1. Others say they were established by the Anshei Keneses HaGedolah.(b) (R. Abahu) The Pasuk (Divrei HaYamim I 2:55) calls them Soferim because they counted all similar laws.
(a) The earlier generations toiled each of the listed steps, and then had bread (Torah) to eat.6) PESACHYAH OVER THE KINIM
(a) Come see the power of that great man...7) BEN ACHYAH OVER THE INTESTINAL DISORDERS1. The Bereisa taught that for a Sanhedrin to be called fit, there must be two among them who can speak 70 languages, and all must be able to understand them.(b) The Gemara relates some of the wisdom of Pesachyah:
(a) The Kohanim, walking on the stone floor, barefoot, eating meat and drinking water would develop intestinal disorders.Next daf