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The עיקר תוי"ט already asks your question ibid ח: וְדִבְרֵי תֵּימַהּ הֵן, דִּבְהֶדְיָא שָׁנִינוּ בְּמִשְׁנָה ג' פֶּרֶק ב' דִּזְבָחִים חוּץ לִמְקוֹמוֹ פָּסוּל וְאֵין בּוֹ כָּרֵת‏ So it seems that the Bartenura was either badly copied or else simply used the common phrase חוץ לזמנן או חוץ למקומן "as a matter of habit". (For similar, see the עיקר ...


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It's from the Talmud (Pesachim 53b) with the reason given as "for it looks like he is consecrating his animal and consuming an offering outside [of the Temple]". The Shulchan Arukh codifies it as well (OC 469). (The Arukh haShulchan (ibid. :4) notes that the Rambam did not codify this rule, and thinks that he omitted it because he thought it only was true ...


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This is the method of shechitah (ritual slaughtering used today. We are commanded that the method of slaughtering used for animals (for regular eating) must be the same method as used for the altar. This is explained in Talmud Bavli Masechet Chulin 38a. See the Rashi below. To explain in more detail, the talmud says that we use the method of shechita which ...


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Any meat that was burned on the altar was dipped in salt and then put straight on the fire. It was unrelated to the laws of kashering, as we also put straight blood on the altar! For instance Rambam Laws of Korban Procedures 6:4 כשמנתח אברי העולה, מוליכין את כל הנתחים לכבש, ומולחין אותן שם. ואחר כך מעלין כל האברים לראש המזבח, ומסיר גיד הנשה בראש המזבח, ...


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The story is from Avot deRabi Natan. Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai visited someone who was in severe pain and cursed out God because of it. The conclusion of the story is that the best thing for the visitor to do is be a good listener, not show up to lecture the sufferer about faith. So if I see someone now cursing out God because of the pain, it's not my place ...


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Per this PDF, a lean, shorn lamb will provide about 46lb (20.8kg) of meat. Assuming that the weight given excludes the bones and other inedible portions of the animal (such as chelev), if a 1/8lb serving is used, per the OP, we get 368 servings, or that many places at a seder.


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Both were used, depending on the sacrifice. Leviticus 22:27 is pretty clear: When an ox, sheep or goat is born, it must stay with its mother for seven days; from day eight and on, it will be accepted as a burned sacrifice to God. So the minimum age for any sacrifice is eight days. The Passover sacrifice -- as well as the standard daily offering -- ...


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I am trying to figure out mathematically how many people were at a typical Pesach seder in the times of the Temple. Not mathematically, but Josephus (Wars book 6 chapter 9 section 3) says: that feast which is called the Passover, when they slay their sacrifices, from the ninth hour till the eleventh, but so that a company not less than ten belong to ...


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In the event that a Beis Din issues an incorrect ruling, resulting in the majority of the nation sinning, a communal offering is brought. In some cases, they bring individual offerings for each Tribe. This is known as a Par He'elem Davar (a cow [brought due] to a hidden matter) and is discussed in Maseches Horayos. It may be possible for two or more ...


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Jews do have a teaching that when Abraham was childless that he slaughtered an animal when making a pact with God in which God promises Abraham that he will have a child. Later in Abraham's life, he slaughter's an animal instead of his son Isaac. God specifically tells him to sacrifice Isaac. However, the dates that these events happened are not brought down ...


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While Rabbi Elazar Hakafar states that the reason for the chatas is that the nazir showed too much asceticism, others state that the reason for the chatas is that he lowered his level of keduasha. Rabbi Frand points out that there are times that a person needs to become a nazir in order to react to circumstances. This is similar to the story of Shimon ...


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According to חברותא women were allowed to offer korbanot on private altars. זר, (33) אשה (34), עבד (35), עובדים בבמה, וכן שאר פסולי כהונה, כאונן (36), יושב (37), שאינו רחוץ ידים ורגלים (38), שתויי יין (39) ומחוסר בגדים (40), כשרים בבמה. ‏ Unfortunately the online version does not have the sources.


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This is my own reasoning; I don't have rabbinic sources. It appears that at the time Israel was in Egypt, the typical dwelling was the four-room house, which had the following layout for the ground floor: While multiple rooms means interior passages, there appears to be only one exterior doorway. The following photo from an archaeological site of the ...


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Enlightened by the approaches taken in other answers and encouraged by the large number of views, I suggest this analysis as an answer to my own question. There is agreement on the web that dressed weight is about 50% (e,g, sites below). There is less agreement on the weight of a lamb of a year of age or under. This site gives the weight of lambs at 12 ...


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We are required to ensure that no matter how little we eat of any korbon, we do not leave the meal hungry. We are also forbidden to have anything after the korbon Pesach. Thus while one can eat other items after or with most korbanos in order not to leave the meal hungry, by the time the korbon Pesach is eaten, one must be satiated. Rambam Maaseh Hakorbanot ...


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An Olah (even of a bird) or a Shelamim can be brought jointly (Rambam Maaseh Korbanot 3:1), but not Menachot (ibid. 14:2).


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Even though it says by Lulav 'ulkachtem' it doesnt mean specifically "buy" like it does with the pesach lamb. Maybe the answer is that since the reason for taking it so early, four days before it was necessary, was for the Jews to show "mesiras nefesh" and not to be scared of the Egyptians, the torah is telling you a rule for mesiras nefesh. If one wants to ...


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See Tal. Pesachim 9:3 In brief, both had to have the lamb roasted and they were eaten with bitter herbs and matzah. Hallel I srecited for both while they are offered. Both are offered on Shabbat. Some differences regarding Pesach Sheini vs. Pesach: Hallel is not recited while the lamb is eaten Chametz is allowed to be in the house


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Procurement-wise, there's been great spice trading for a very long time, so this really was nothing unusual. It was the incense of choice for all the surrounding pagan cultures. The Talmud Avoda Zara 14a talks about whether it's permissible to sell frankincense to pagans, knowing that they will use it in their worship. לבונה: אמר רבי יצחק אמר ר"ש בן ...


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The Raavad to Hilchos Nezirus 5(15) states that הכהנים בזמן הזה טמאי מת הן  Kohanim in our time are impure with טומאת מת. So, no there would not be Kohanim pure enough (physically, etc.) to ideally perform the worship and all the sacrifices. But when all or most of the community are impure from contact with the dead, sacrifices with a fixed ...


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They are also referred to as "Chassidei Umot HaOlam", the righteous of the nations of the world as explained by Rabbi Meir Ibn Gabbai in Sefer Avodat HaKodesh, chapter 42 חסידי אומות העולם הם אשר קיימו כל תורת בני נח שהן שבע מצות שנצטוו Another name used for them is "Ger Toshav" as mentioned by Rambam in Mishnah Torah, Hilchot Issurei Biah, Chapter 14, ...


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Meat that is grilled directly on a fire does not need to be soaked and salted. This is particularly useful information for those with restrictions on salt intake as they can still eat meat without worrying about the salt.


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Perhaps it is because the theme of the Pesach offering(s) is the unity of the Jewish people whereas the Sukkot offerings are on behalf of the nations of the world and hence perhaps incorporate a theme of the diversity of the seventy nations (see http://ohr.edu/2349).


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The Gemara is not saying that the Korban is to atone for the words spoken during childbirth. It is to atone for reneging on what was sworn then. The concept of ignoring what was said during a time of distress is that complaints which would otherwise be inappropriate can be understood as coming from pain. This wasn't meant to apply to promises and swearing. A ...


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Why would He put the moon back? It wasn't just a punishment, it was a good point. They shouldn't be the same size. The Maharal discusses this Aggadah in a few places. The part that pertains to this question is that the Gemara is detailing the reasoning behind certain Maasei Bereishis. It had to turn out this way. However, being that the creation had an ...


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That Chattas is for becoming Tammei. Rebbi Elazar Hakafar is being Medayek only from the words מאשר חטא על הנפש, which simply mean that he became Tammei from the Nefesh of the dead. But the phrasing of the Pasuk makes it look like he hurt a Nefesh. Rebbe Elazar Hakafar is saying that this hint has the negative attitude. It is not the theme of the whole ...


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In an extensive article in Dialogue, "Aquatic Perfection: The Fascinating World of Fish and Water," Rabbi Eytan Feiner suggests that fish are from a realm which does not require further perfection [which might also explain why fish do not require shechitah]. He also refers to the (pseudo-) Hiddushei ha-Ran, Shabbat 108a: כשבא נחש על חוה הטיל זוהמא עלי' ועל ...



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