Monthly Archives: August 2013

Contaminants in This World and The Next

Daf 390 (Pesachim 67a-67b) The gemara seeks to determine which forms of contamination would disqualify an individual from participating in the Pesach offering and which forms of contamination are more serious– those that come from without or those that come … Continue reading

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The Effectiveness of Unspoken Intentions

Daf 368 (Pesachim 45a-45b) Mishnah. Here are procedures for handling traces of leavened dough in the cracks of a kneading trough before Pesach. (Sometimes it is considered part of the trough.) Gemara. The gemara seeks to determine the implications of … Continue reading

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Is flavor equivalent to substance?

Daf 361 (Pesachim 38a-38b) Does one only fulfill the obligation to eat matzah with matzah that one owns? Must the matzah have been made with the intention of fulfilling the mitzvah? Daf 362 (Pesachim 39a-39b) Mishnah. Here is a list … Continue reading

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