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Pesachim 88


(a) What was Ula's reaction when they told him that the price of dates in Bavel was three for a Zuz?

(b) He soon had occasion to rescind however.
What was the ovvasion, and what did he say?

(c) In time to come, the nations of the world will say "Come, let us go up to the Mountain of Hashem, to the House of the G-d of Ya'akov".
Why specifically Ya'akov and not the other Avos?

(d) To what is the day of the in-gathering of the exiles compared?

(a) If two guardians Shecht a Pesach for a young orphan, Our Mishnah permits him to partake of whichever one he chooses.
Does this prove that 'Yesh Bereirah'?

(b) What is the Din regarding children who are over Bar and Bas-Mitzvah, Jewish servants and one's own wife? Are they included in the Derashah of "Seh la'Bayis"?

(a) We know that a woman eats of her husband's Pesach if she agrees to do so, and that she does not, should she specifically protest.
What will be the Din if she is silent?

(b) Then why is it, that if her husband Shechts a Pesach on behalf of his wife, and she also Shechts one herself, that she eats of her own, even though she issued no *verbal* protest?

(c) Are these Dinim confined to a wife, or do they also apply to all of those mentioned in 2c.?

4) Our Mishnah rules that a slave belonging to two masters may not eat from the Pesach of either master.
How do we reconcile this with the Beraisa, which permits him to eat from whichever Pesach he chooses?


(a) How does a slave become half-slave, half free?

(b) What can we infer from our Mishnah, which forbids him to eat from his remaining master?

(c) How do we reconcile this the Beraisa "Lo Yochal Lo mi'Shelo ve'Lo mi'Shel Rabo"?

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(a) Chazal instituted that a slave who is half-slave, half-free, must be set free because of 'Tikun ha'Olam'.
What does that mean? What is the problem?

(b) Is the slave obligated to pay for his freedom?

(c) This is the opinion of Beis Shamai.
What do Beis Hillel say?

(d) Like whom is the Halachah?

(a) What will be the Din if someone who is accustomed to eating lamb's meat, asked his slave to Shecht a Pesach for him, and the slave went and Shechted a kid? Can he now Shecht a lamb on the grounds that he prefers lamb?

(b) What does the slave do if his master told him which one to Shecht, but he forgot?

(c) What will happen if the master too, forgot what he said?

(d) Why are they Patur from bringing a Pesach Sheni?

(a) Our Mishnah rules that if a slave who was not ordered which animal to Shecht, went and Shechted both a kid and a lamb, the master eats the first one to be Shechted.
How does this tie up with the Beraisa, which says that one cannot be designated on two Pesachim simultaneously, because, when he chooses one of them, his choice entails Bereirah?

(b) What did first the King and then the Queen do when the question was put to them concerning the Sheretz that they found in the slaughter-house i.e. whether they had to consider all their food Tamei?

(c) What did Raban Gamliel then suggest?

(d) If the slave forgot what his master told him, we learned that the slave prepares two Pesachim, one for his master and one for himself.
How can a slave acquire anything? 'Mah she'Kanah Eved, Kanah Rabo'?

(a) We learnt above that if also his master forgot what he had told his slave, then the slave must prepare two animals, both of which must be burned, and that they are both Patur from bringing a Pesach Sheni.
What distinction does Abaye make between whether he forgot *before* the Zerikah or *after* it?

(b) What will be the Din if a wart is found on one of a group of five skins of five Pesachim?

(c) Is this Din absolute?

(d) Why might Abaye's distinction might apply to the case in the Beraisa but not to that of the Mishnah?

10) In the case of the wart (9b), why are they all Patur from bringing a Pesach Sheni, seeing as one of them was definitely not Yotze?

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