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Zevachim 96

ZEVACHIM 96 - dedicated by Jeri and Eli Turkel in honor of the Bris of Binyamin Yitzchak, who was born to their nephews Kenny and Aliza Weinblatt in Teaneck, NJ. Mazel Tov also to the grandparents, Lee and Marcia Weinblatt.


(a) Based on Rav's distinction between an oven and a pot that we just discussed, what do we rule with regard to a Kuvya (or Buchya)? What is a Kuvya?

(b) On the other hand, we ask why it iss necessary to break the earthenware pots in the Azarah.
How do we suggest they might be saved?

(c) Why does this suggestion not clash with the Pasuk "u'K'li Cheres Yishaver"?

(d) Why must this suggestion assume that the Torah does not forbid Bishul without Beli'ah?

(a) How does Rebbi Zeira answer the Kashya (about returning the pots to a kiln in Yerushalayim)?

(b) What did Abaye retort to Rebbi Zeira's answer?

(c) But he seemed to have forgotten the Beraisa cited by Rav Shemayah in Kalnebo.
What did the Beraisa say about the broken pieces of earthenware in the Azarah?

(a) Now that we learned how earthenware ovens can be Kashered by re-heating, back comes the question why the ovens in the Azarah had to be made of metal, and not of earthenware.
How do we finally answer it?

(b) And we add that this goes even according to Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah.
What does Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Yehudah say?

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(a) From whom did Rav Yitzchak b'rei de'Rav Yehudah learn after leaving Rami bar Chama?

(b) What did Rami bar Chama accuse him of?

(c) What was his reply?

(d) How did Rami bar Chama respond to that?

(a) What did Rami bar Chama reply, when Rav Yitzchak b'rei de'Rav Yehudah asked him whether, if someone cooked a piece of Korban in part of a vessel, the rest of the vessel requires 'Merikah u'Shetifah?

(b) What was his source for this ruling?

(c) And what did he reply when Rav Yitzchak remarked that this was not a Beraisa?

(a) How did Rav Yitzchak bar Yehudah refute Rami bar Chama's proof? What distinction did he draw between Haza'as ha'Dam and cooking food?

(b) He also asked from a Beraisa, which discusses the respective Chumros of Haza'ah and Merikah u'Shetifah.
What Chumra does ...

  1. ... Haza'ah possess over Merikah u'Shetifah (besides the fact that it also applies to the Chata'os ha'Penimiyos, whereas the latter do not [since they are confined to food in cooking utensils])?
  2. ... Merikah u'Shetifah possess over Haza'ah (besides the fact that it applies to Kodshim Kalim too, whereas the latter does not)?
(c) What was Rami bar Chama's reaction to this latter proof?

(d) What does the Tana learn from the Pasuk in Tzav "ve'Im bi'Cheli Nechoshes Bushalah"?

(a) Based on the fact that the basic Pasuk regarding Merikah u'Shetifah is written with regard to Chatas, what does Rebbi Yehudah in a Beraisa, learn from the Pasuk in Tzav "Kodesh Kodshim Hi"?

(b) And what does "Osah" come to preclude?

(c) How do we now know that "Kodesh Kodshim" cannot be taken literally in this case?

(a) How does Rebbi Shimon interpret "Kodesh Kodshim Hi"? What does it come to preclude?

(b) On what grounds does Rebbi Yehudah disagree with Rebbi Shimon, based on the D'rashah from "Osah"?

(a) Rebbi Shimon for his part, disagrees with Rebbi Yehudah, because he learns something else from "Osah".
What does he in fact, learn from "Osah"?

(b) What does he now hold with regard to ...

  1. ... Kodshim Kalim?
  2. ... Terumah?
(a) What does the Beraisa say about ...
  1. ... a meaty pot in which one cooked milky food?
  2. ... a pot that was used to cook Terumah?
(b) What problem does this Beraisa create with the previous Beraisa?

(c) We give three answers to this Kashya. What is the basic principle that all three answers have in common?

(d) Abaye explains that Rebbi Yehudah and Rebbi Shimon are referring to exempting Terumah from the Din of 'Bishel be'Miktzas K'li, Ta'un Merikah u'Shetifah Kol ha'K'li'.
From which Chumra of Merikah and Shetifah does the Beraisa exempt Terumah, according to ...

  1. ... Rava?
  2. ... Rabah bar Ula?
(a) If Merikah and Shetifah both take place in cold water, how will the vessel be Kashered?

(b) What is the basic Machlokes between this opinion and the one that holds 'Merikah be'Chamin, u'Shetifah be'Tzonen'?

(c) According to the second opinion, in what way is Terumah more lenient than Kodshim?

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