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Yoma 17


(a) According to Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov, whereabout in the Azarah was the Mizbe'ach placed?

(b) How do we reconcile this with what we learnt at the end of the previous Amud - that there were five Amos (see Maharsha) of the Mizbe'ach on the north side of the Azarah?

(c) In that case (once we are not dividing the missing twenty-one Amos into two equal halves, one half between the south wall and the ramp, and the other half, for the short posts), why can we not explain Rebbi Yehudah in the same way (by reckoning all the missing Amos between the south wall and the ramp) - in which case, the author of the Mishnah could equally well be Rebbi Yehudah?

(a) How does Rav Ada Brei de'Rav Yitzchak reconcile the Mishnah in Tamid, that places the Lishkas ha'Tela'im on the *north*-western corner of the Lishkas Beis ha'Mokad, with the Mishnah in Midos, which places it on the *south*-west?

(b) According to Rav Ada, where was it *really* considered to be, more in the *north*-west, or more in the *south*-west?

(c) He proves this from what would otherwise be a second contradiction between the Mishnah in Tamid and the Mishnah in Tamid regarding the Lishkas Lechem ha'Panim.
Assuming that the Tana means literally that the Lishkas ha'Tela'im was in the *north*-west, what causes us to believe that the two Mishnayos also clash with regard to the the Lishkas Lechem ha'Panim?

(d) How does ...

  1. ... Rav Huna Brei de'Rav Yehoshua initially resolve the contradiction?
  2. ... Rav Ada Brei de'Rav Yitzchak prove his point from here?
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3) But how can the Tana list the rooms from right to *left*, when we have learnt that one should always go from left to *right*?


(a) We learnt in our Mishnah that the Kohen Gadol was entitled to perform any Avodah that he chose and to receive the first portion of the Korbanos. What portion did he receive from the Sh'tei ha'Lechem on Shavu'os?

(b) According to the Rabbanan, the Kohen Gadol received sometimes four of the Lechem ha'Panim and sometimes five.
What does Rebbi say? What is his source?

(c) According to Rebbi's source, why does he not receive *six*?

(d) How do we reconcile the Reisha, which allots one of the two breads on Shavu'os to the Kohen Gadol, with the Rabbanan, who maintain that the Kohen Gadol takes *less* than half?

(a) The Rabbanan of Rebbi Yehudah in Sukah hold that both the incomimg group of Kohanim that served each Shabbos and the outgoing group, would receive six of the twelve Lechem ha'Panim.
What does Rebbi Yehudah say, and what is his reason?

(b) How do the Rabbanan in our Mishnah, who say that the Kohen Gadol takes four or five of the Lechem ha'Panim, tie up with the two opinions in Sukah?

(a) If Rebbi holds like Rebbi Yehudah, how many loaves ought the Kohen Gadol to receive?

(b) The Mishnah in Sukah speaks of a Mishmar ha'Mis'akev.
What is the Mishmar ha'Mis'akev, and how many of the Lechem ha'Panim did they receive?

(c) Based on that Mishnah, how does Rava establish the Reisha of the Beraisa (which says that the Kohen Gadol received four or five of the loaves) like Rebbi?

(d) What Kashya do we ask on Rava's explanation?

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