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Yoma 26

YOMA 26 - by Reb Wolfe Rosengarten of Zurich, in honor of Rav Moshe Soloveitchik, Zatzal, and the Yeshiva he established in Moscow.


(a) What did they announce before beginning the third Payas?

(b) Why only 'Chadashim' (i.e. who had not participated before)?

(c) The same Pasuk (in ve'Zos ha'Berachah) which contains the phrase "Yasimu Ketorah be'Apecha" (followed by "Barech Hashem Cheilo"), also contains the phrase "ve'Chalil Al Mizbechecha".
Why did they then not restrict the Kohanim in the same way by the Olah as they did by the Ketores?

(a) What does Rava learn from the combination of the two Pesukim "Yoru Mishpatecha le'Ya'akov" (ve'Zos ha'Berachah) and "u'mi'B'nei Yisachar Yod'ei Binah la'Itim ... " (Divrei ha'Yamim)?

(b) Why did Rava not include Yehudah in his statement, since there too, it is written in Tehilim "Yehudah Mechokeki"?

(a) Rebbi Yochanan says that the same Kohanim who merited to bring the Tamid shel Shachris, also brought the Tamid shel Bein ha'Arbayim.
Then how does he establish the Beraisa which says ...
  1. ... 'Keshem she'Mefaysin Shachris, Kach Mefaysin Bein ha'Arbayim'?
  2. ... 'Keshem she'Mefaysin Lo be'Shachris (masculine), Kach Mefaysin Lo Bein ha'Arbayim'?
  3. ... that on the same day that they made a Payas for both the Ketores and the Tamid in the *morning*, they also made one in the *afternoon*?
(b) Seeing as, according to Rebbi Yochanan, they did not make a second Payas for the afternoon Tamid, why did they make one for the afternoon Ketores?

(c) How did the Makshan (the Amora who queried Rebbi Yochanan) explain the fact that there were only four Payasos and not five?

(a) What was the purpose of the fourth Payas, and whom did it involve?

(b) Why can the author of our Mishnah (who lists, as the fourth Payis, which Kohanim would taks the limbs from the ramp on to the Mizbe'ach) not be Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov?

(c) Why does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov not agree with the Tana of our Mishnah, who bases his opinion on the Pasuk in Mishlei "be'Rov Am Hadras Melech"?

(d) We learnt above (on 25b.) that according to Rebbi Yehudah, the Kohen who merited the Ketores, also merited the shovel.
Why can neither Rebbi Yehudah hold like Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov nor Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov hold like Rebbi Yehudah?

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(a) We learnt earlier that *nine* Kohanim were needed to carry the limbs of the Tamid (on to the ramp and) from the ramp on to the Mizbe'ach. Why were ...
  1. ... *ten* Kohanim needed on Sukos?
  2. ... *eleven*, both for the Tamid shel Bein ha'Arbayim and for Shabbos?
(b) When were twelve Kohanim needed?
(a) How does Rebbi Aba prove that the Nisuch ha'Mayim must have been performed on Sukos* morning* (with the Tamid shel Shachar) and not in the afternoon (with the Tamid shel Bein ha'Arbayim)?

(b) How does Rav Ashi bear this out with a Mishnah in Sukah (from an episode connected with a Tzedoki Kohen Gadol)?

(a) What does Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai learn from the combination of the Pasuk in Vayikra "ve'Archu Eitzim" and the Pasuk in Tzav "u'Vi'er Aleha ha'Kohen ba'Boker ba'Boker, ve'Arach ... "?

(b) Why can we not establish both Pesukim by the Tamid *shel Shachar*, and the two Pesukim come to teach us that ...

  1. ... two sets of Kohanim need to place two blocks of wood, one after the other?
  2. ... first one Kohen places one block of wood, and then two Kohanim place another two blocks?
8) Why must the author of the Beraisa (which says that sometimes seventeen Kohanim merited in the Payas) be Rebbi Yehudah, and not Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov?


(a) There was no difference between the number of Kohanim who carried the limbs of the lamb of the Tamid on to the Mizbe'ach and those who carried the limbs of the ram of the Musaf.
What was the difference between the number of Kohanim who carried the innards and the flour and the wine of their accompanying Nesachim of the lamb, on the one hand, and of the ram, on the oher?

(b) What was the total number of Kohanim who carried ...

  1. ... the ram of the Musaf?
  2. ... the bull of the Musaf?
(c) How many Kohanim carried the innards, the flour and the wine of the bull and its Nesech respectively?

(d) One Kohen carried the head of the bull, and two, each of the hind legs. How many Kohanim carried ...

  1. ... its tail?
  2. ... its neck?
  3. ... each of its two forelegs?
  4. ... the two flanks?
(a) How many Kohanim would carry the parts of a Korban Yachid?

(b) Who performed the Hefshet ve'Nitu'ach (the stripping and the cutting-up into pieces) of a Korban?

(c) On what grounds do we initially reject Chizkiya's contention that we derive a Zar's eligibility to perform Hefshet ve'Nituach from the Pasuk in Vayikra "ve'Nasnu B'nei Aharon ha'Kohen Esh Al ha'Mizbe'ach"?

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