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Pesachim 121

PESACHIM 120-121 (25-26 Kislev) - the Daf study material for the first day of Chanukah has been dedicated to the memory of Hagaon Rav Yisrael Zev Gustman ZaTZaL (author of "Kuntresei Shiurim"), whose Shiurim lit the eyes of many, by his students.


(a) According to Rebbi Akiva in our Mishnah, one is obligated to recite one Berachah over the Pesach and one over the Zevach.
What are the two possible meanings of 'Zevach'?

(b) What is Rebbi Akiva's reason? Why can the Berachah over the one not cover the other?

(c) Rebbi Yishmael agrees with Rebbi Akiva with regard to the Berachah over the Pesach, but not regarding the Berachah over the Zevach.
Why the difference?

(a) What does Rebbi Yishmael learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "ve'Dam Zevachecha Yishafech"?

(b) Does Rebbi Akiva disagree with him in this point?

(c) What are the two differences between Zerikah and Shefichah?

(d) Which is the only Korban that requires neither Zerikah nor Shefichah?
How does one then sprinkle its blood?

Answers to questions



(a) Two Berachos are recited at a Pidyon ha'Ben.
Which two?

(b) Who recites the Berachah of 'Al Pidyon ha'Ben?

(c) Seeing as it is the *father* who performs the Mitzvah, why does the Gemara suggest that it may be the *Kohen* who recites 'Shehechiyonu'?

(d) What is the Gemara's conclusion? Who *does* in fact, recite 'Shehechiyanu'?

4) Why is this Sugya inserted here in the first place?

Answers to questions

***** Hadran Alach 'Arvei Pesachim', u'Selika Lach Maseches Pesachim! *****

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