Category Archives: Hevruta study

Real Pit Barbecue!

Daf 397 (Pesachim 74a-74b) Perek 7. Mishnah. “How do we roast the Pesach?” There is a dispute between R’Yose HaGlili and R’Akiva regarding how to mount the carcass over the fire. Gemara. The gemara wonders why the spit must be made … Continue reading

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Confusability and Preoccupation

Daf 392 (Pesachim 69a-69b) R’Akiva and R’Eliezer vigorously dispute the conditions under which slaughter is permissible on the Sabbath, At one point R’Eliezer lashes out: “Akiva! You have answered me irreverently in a matter of slaughter– through slaughter shall be … Continue reading

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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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Murky Teachings (cont’d)

Daf 355 (Pesachim 32a-32b) Gemara. One who inadvertently eats terumah must replace it, but if the value of the terumah has fluctuated, is he expected to replace it according to the monetary value of what he consumed at the time … Continue reading

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Mortgages and Chametz

Daf 350 (Pesachim 27a-27b) May one benefit from a product produced jointly by a permitted and a forbidden factor? If not from Biblically forbidden factors, may one benefit from a product produced jointly by permitted and rabbinically forbidden factors? The … Continue reading

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