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Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous daf Kesuvos 106
KESUVOS 106 - has been dedicated by Dr. and Mrs. Eli Turkel of
Ra'anana in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Yitzchak Yoel Kornfeld
1) THE RESULT OF RAV ANAN'S MISTAKE
(a) Rav Nachman: It is a Mitzvah to judge either case - it is
better to judge this man's case first, since this honors
2) WHAT TERUMAS HA'LISHKAH IS USED FOR
1. When the man's opponent saw the honor given to this
man, he was befuddled, and unable to argue his case
(b) Eliyahu used to teach Rav Anan. After this episode, he
stopped coming. Rav Anan fasted and prayed until Eliyahu
returned. He was frightened, and had to sit in a box.
1. What he learned before this episode is called Seder
Eliyahu Rabah; after this episode, Seder Eliyahu
(c) There was a famine in the days of Rav Yosef; they asked
him to request mercy.
1. Rav Yosef: When the Talmidim rose to leave after
Elisha's lesson, 2200 remained (i.e. he supported
2200 Talmidim), and he did not request mercy at a
time of anger - how can I?!
(d) Question: How do we know that Elisha supported 2200
(e) Answer: "Should I give this before 100 men"?
1. Suggestion: If he refers to all 22 loaves (for 100
men) - at a time of hunger, receiving over 1/5th of
a loaf is a lot!
(f) Rav supported 1200 Talmidim; Rav Huna supported 800
2. Rather, he asked how each loaf will satiate 100 men.
1. 13 men used to broadcast Rav Huna's lessons (because
there were so many Talmidim).
(g) Rabah and Rav Yosef supported 400 Talmidim; Abaye (others
say, Rav Papa or Rav Ashi) supported 1200 Talmidim.
2. When the Talmidim rose to leave after the lesson,
they shook their cloaks, and the dust blocked out
the sun; even people in Eretz Yisrael could tell
when the lesson ended!
1. They considered themselves 'orphans of orphans'
(compared to their predecessors).
(a) (R. Yitzchak Bar Radifa): Chachamim that checked
sacrifices for blemishes in Yerushalayim received
stipends from Terumas ha'Lishkah (half-Shekels taken from
a chamber in which they were stored; the money was
primarily used to buy communal sacrifices).
(b) (Rav Yehudah): Chachamim that taught the Kohanim laws of
slaughtering received stipends from Terumas ha'Lishkah.
(c) (Rav Gidal): Chachamim that taught the Kohanim laws of
taking a handful (of a flour-offering) received stipends
from Terumas ha'Lishkah.
(d) (Rabah Bar Bar Chanah): Chachamim that checked the
accuracy of Seforim received stipends from Terumas
(e) (Rav Nachman citing Rav): Women that wove curtains
received stipends from Terumas ha'Lishkah.
1. (Rav Nachman himself): They received stipends from
Bedek ha'Bayis (Hekdesh funds used for upkeep of the
Temple), since the curtains are in place of a wall.
(f) Question (Beraisa): Women that wove curtains, and Beis
Garmo (who made the Lechem ha'Panim (showbread)), and
Beis Avtinas (who made the incense) received stipends
from Terumas ha'Lishkah.
(g) Answer: That refers to other curtains, which were not in
place of a wall.
1. (R. Zeira): There were 13 curtains in the 2nd Temple
- 7 for the 7 gates, 1 for the opening of the
Heichal, 1 for the opening of the Ulam, 2 in between
the Kodesh and the Kodesh ha'Kodashim, and 2 in the
corresponding place in the 2nd story.
(h) (Beraisa): Women that raised their children in Taharah to
engage in the red heifer received stipends from Terumas
ha'Lishkah; Aba Sha'ul says, rich women would supply them
with food and clothing.
(i) Question (Rav Huna): May service vessels be bought with
money of Bedek ha'Bayis?
3) USES OF HEKDESH MONEYS
1. Are they a need of the stone Altar, and are
therefore bought from Bedek ha'Bayis funds?
(j) Answer (Rav): They are only bought from Terumas
2. Or, are they a need of the sacrifices, and are
therefore bought from Terumas ha'Lishkah?
(k) Question (Rav Huna): "... the rest of the money (which
was of Bedek ha'Bayis) was used for vessels".
(l) Counter-question (Rav): Did you only learn the Holy
Writings, but not the prophets?
1. "Vessels will not be made..."
(m) The verses contradict each other!
(n) Answer (Rav): Bedek ha'Bayis money may not be used for
vessels; if a collection was made, and there was extra
money, the excess may be used for vessels.
(o) Objection: If the money may not be used for vessels
(because it is a different Kedushah), this applies even
to the excess!
(p) Answer (R. Avahu): Beis Din stipulates - if the money
will not be needed for Bedek ha'Bayis, it (should not
receive the Kedushah of Bedek ha'Bayis but rather) will
be used for vessels.
(q) (Tana d'Vei R. Yishmael): Service vessels are purchased
with money of Terumas ha'Lishkah - "The remaining money".
1. Rhetorical question: Which money has a remainder?
2. Answer: Terumas ha'Lishkah.
3. Question: Rather, we should say the money which
remains in the chamber!
4. Answer: "The remaining money" refers to the 1st
money taken, akin to Rava's teaching.
i. (Rava): "The burnt offering" - it is the 1st to
(a) Question (Beraisa): Incense, and all communal sacrifices
come from Terumas ha'Lishkah; the golden Altar,
frankincense and service vessels come from Mosar Nesachim
(profits accrued from the purchase of accompanying
offerings); the outer Altar, the chambers and the
courtyards come from Sheyarei ha'Lishkah (what remains in
the chamber after taking Terumas ha'Lishkah).
1. This is as was taught - the city wall, its towers,
and all needs of the city come from Sheyarei
(b) Answer: Tana'im argue regarding which money is used to
buy service vessels.
1. (Mishnah): Mosar Terumah (what is left from Terumas
ha'Lishkah after all sacrifices for the year were
bought) was used to make a gold plating for Kodesh
(c) Question: What is 'profits on fruits'?
2. R. Yishmael says, profits from fruits are used for
Kitz ha'Mizbe'ach (burnt offerings brought when no
other sacrifices are on the Altar);
3. R. Akiva says, Mosar Terumah is used for Kitz
ha'Mizbe'ach; Mosar Nesachim is used for service
4. R. Chanina the vice-Kohen Gadol says, Mosar Nesachim
is for Kitz ha'Mizbe'ach; Mosar Terumah is for
i. R. Akiva and R. Chanina did not admit to
profits on fruits.
(d) Answer (Beraisa): Mosar Terumah was used to buy fruit
cheaply; the fruit was sold when the price went up - the
profits were used for Kitz ha'Mizbe'ach.
(e) Question: What does it mean, 'They did not admit to
profits on fruits'?
(f) Answer (Mishnah - R. Yishmael): Mosar Sheyarei ha'Lishkah
was used to buy wine, oil and flour; the profits go to
1. R. Akiva says, we do not make profits with Hekdesh,
nor with money for the poor.
(g) (Mishnah): One who went overseas ...
i. We do not make profits with Hekdesh, because
the rich should not appear poor (i.e. as if
they must look to profit at every chance).
ii. We do not profit with money for the poor, lest
a poor person comes, and there will not be what
to give him.