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Chagigah 27

CHAGIGAH 27 (Grand Siyum of Moed!) - dedicated by Rabbi Ari and Esther Maryles of Chicago in memory of his grandfather, Rav Shimon Maryles zt'l. He survived the destruction of European Jewry, living through immense suffering with endless trust in Hashem, and he rebuilt a family committed to Torah and Mitzvos.


(a) What Halachah (in Hilchos Tum'ah) do we learn from the Pasuk in Yechezkel "ha'Mizbei'ach Eitz Shalosh Amos Gavo'ah ... va'Yedaber Elai, 'Zeh ha'Shulchan Asher Lifnei Hashem' "?

(b) What is irregular about this Pasuk?

(c) What do Rebbi Yochanan and Resh Lakish learn from this?

2) What does Rebbi Eliezer in our Mishnah learn from ...
  1. ... the Pasuk in Yisro "Mizbach Adamah Ta'aseh Li"?
  2. ... the Pasuk in Bamidbar (regarding the holy vessels carried by the B'nei Kehas) "ha'Menorah ve'ha'Mizbechos"?


(a) According to our Mishnah, the Chachamim's response to Rebbi Eliezer, who precludes the two Mizbechos from Tum'ah because they are considered joined to the ground, is 'Mipnei she'Hein Metzupin'.
What is wrong with that statement?

(b) How do we initially amend it?

(c) Alternatively, we answer 'Rabanan le'Rebbi Eliezer ka'Amri'.
What does that mean?

(a) What 'Kal va'Chomer does Rebbi Avahu Amar Resh Lakish derive from the salamander (lizard)?

(b) What does he learn from the Pasuk in Yirmiyah "ha'Lo Koh Devarai ka'Aish"?

(c) And what 'Kal va'Chomer' does Resh Lakish derive from the surface of the golden Mizbei'ach?

(d) What does he learn from the Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim "ke'Felach ha'Rimon Rakasech? How does he interpret the word "Rakasech"?

***** Hadran Alach Chomer ba'Kodesh u'Selika Lah Maseches Chagigah *****

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