POINT BY POINT SUMMARY
by Rabbi Ephraim Becker
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous dafYoma 14
1) KOHEN GADOL ONEN (cont'd)
(a) Question: But in our Mishnah R. Yehudah lets the Kohen Gadol
Onen do the Avodah (provided he has a replacement wife)?
2) MISHNAH: DURING THE SEVEN DAYS
(b) Answer: That is Yom Kipur where there is no fear of eating.
(c) Question: Is there Aninus, given that she is divorced?
(d) Answer: Perhaps not legal Aninus, but certainly anguish.
(a) The Kohen Gadol does the Zerikas HaDam, the Ketores,
prepares the Neiros, and is Makriv the Rosh and Regel.
3) A TAHOR PERSON BECOMING TAMEI FROM THE HAZA'A
(b) All year round it is his prerogative to be Makriv and to
take the portion in the edible Kodeshim.
(a) Our Mishnah must not follow R. Akiva, who holds that a Tahor
upon whom there was Haza'a becomes Tamei, as cited in the
Bereisa (and the Kohen Gadol could not then do the daily
(b) The source is a Mishnah regarding (un)intentional Haza'a.
(c) R. Akiva learns from Al HaTamei that a Tahor becomes Tamei.
(d) Rabanan interpret Al HaTamei to speak only of articles which
may become Tamei (but a Tahor person *certainly* remains
(e) R. Akiva holds that this is one of the mysteries of the
Parah about which Shlomo wrote that it is beyond him.
(f) Rabanan hold that reference to speak about the Mazeh and the
one sprinkled upon being Tahor while the Nogeah is Tamei).
(g) Question: The Mazeh is Tamei in the Pasuk?!
(h) Answer: The Mazeh is the Nogeah.
(i) Question: But *both* are listed (and further, they have
different laws regarding clothing)?
(j) Answer: Rather, the Mazeh is the carrier.
(k) Question: Then why did the Pasuk say Mazeh?
(l) Answer: To teach that it requires the Shiur of Haza'a.
(m) Question: But what of the opinion that there is no Shiur for
(n) Answer: That is for how much is sprinkled, not how much
there needs to be originally available (which does have a
Shiur, as we find in the Mishnah).
(o) (Abaye) Our Mishnah could even be R. Akiva, and we are
speaking where the Haza'a is done at the end of each day.
4) THE ORDER OF KETORES AND NEIROS
(a) From our Mishnah we may infer that Ketores came before
arranging the Neiros.
(b) Question: But from the Mishnah in Tamid it seems the
(c) Answer: The author of the Mishnah in Tamid is R. Shimon Ish
HaMitzpeh (whom we know to have a different order).
(d) Question: But from the Bereisa in Tamid it seems clear that
he did not author the Mishnayos there!?
(e) Answer: Our Mishnah, here, is R. Shimon.
(f) Question: But there is still a contradiction, since we have
a Mishnah wherein the Ketores is after the Neiros!?
(g) Answer (Abaye): The Ketores comes *before* the two latter
Neiros, and *after* the first five.
(h) Question: Does the *Ketores* interrupt among the Neiros (we
were taught by Abaye himself that it was the Dam Tamid)?
(i) Answer: Abaye was teaching the view of Aba Shaul (while we
are speaking of Abaye explaining the Rabanan).