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The Talmud (M'nachos 96a) explains that David and his coterie were in mortal danger of starving at the time, which legally supersedes the prohibition against them eating showbread. Another approach, mentioned by the Radak (ad loc.), is that the loaves were loaves from a korban todah (thanksgiving offering) that a non-priest could consume while in a state ...


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Second Rashi Pesachim 37a quoting Menachos 27a says that they were not allowed to be Chametz. Thanks to Rabbi David Lau for this answer.


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כל המנחות נילושות בפושרין, ומשמרן שלא יחמיצו. "All the menahoth are kneaded with lukewarm water..." מנחות ה,ב, Tractate Menahoth 5:2 This is codified in the Rambam as well (מעשי הקרבנות יב:כא): כל המנחות הנאפות נילושות בפושרין ומשמרן שלא יחמיצו. הואיל ולישתן ואפייתן בפנים בעזרה אנשי פנים זריזין הן:


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Indeed, as Menachem commented, it's not necessary to assume that they were made into a dough. No kometz (handful) was taken from such menachos (see Rambam, Hil. Pesulei Hamukdashin 18:8), so it may not have mattered much whether it could hold together as a solid. (With private menachos, on the other hand, the ratio was 1/10 eifah flour (7.2 log) to 1 log ...


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See Menachos 59b-60a - שימה implies even a minimal amount, while נתינה is a kezayis.


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There was a korban omer even during shemitah. (Otherwise, how could one have eaten from chodosh in chutz la'aretz?) It came ideally from the "sefiach" (self-seeded produce); though if that wasn't available, it was imported from Suryah, or, if still necessary, planted in Israel and offered on the Altar (but not eaten by the priests). As such, all the related ...


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According to this article, in Eretz Yisrael in ancient times they did recite the entire section for each Yom Tov (including the verses describing the menachos and nesachim). But because it's difficult to remember them (particularly before siddurim began to be written), in Babylonia the ומנחתם ונסכיהם paragraph was created to regularize the description of ...


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By making the neder to bring a mincha with barley when he knows it is not possible, this person is making a neder in vain – a neder shov. From INSIGHTS INTO THE DAILY DAF Nedarim 15 I see that The RAN (end of Nedarim 14b) writes that there is no Isur of "Neder Shav," a Neder made in vain, as there is an Isur of Shevu'as Shav, a Shevu'ah made in ...


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The footnotes for the Eliyahu Touger translation( at the chabad.org site), on Hilkhot Temidin u-Musafin 7:7, for "[i]f it was reaped during the day, it is acceptable"(fn 18), say: Menachot 72a states that the Sages that maintain that it is acceptable to harvest the barley for the offering during the day do not accept the view that this barley may be ...


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My understanding (based on brachos 52a+b, thank you zaq for the source) is that the issue of wet vs dry is an issue of Tumah. (if a vessel is wet on the outside then something touching the outside sends tumah to that which is inside, but if the outside is not wet this doesn't happen. So a dry measuring cup should not be annointed on the outside is it ...


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I didn't spend too much time on this, but off the cuff: Without the reasoning of "nesachim is fruit juice and cannot come to chimutz", I could have said the R"Y haGelili and R"A are adding only one item- whichever is the lesser chidush to include. The statement of reasoning shows that the machlokes is not over which one is the simplest to include, but ...


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These class notes are on the Sefer HaChinuch Mitzvah #116. It requires the cohanim to bring minchah sacrifices according to the required procedures. M’nachot were sacrifices consisting of flour, sometimes with oil and sometimes with water, and sometimes with frankincense. For a minchah al machvat, water is added and the dough is kneaded. ...


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I found something that might be helpful in your search. The Meam Loez discusses why the chazeh v'shok are waved (Vayikra 7:30): The Hebrew word for chest is chazeh, which also has the connotation of seeing. We thus find, "His eyes shall see (ye-chezu), his eyelids shall discern the children of man" (Psalms 11:4). This teaches that God's eyes and eyelids ...


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The Gemorah in Menachos 62a says the reason is to stop "bad winds": אמר רב חמא בר עוקבא אמר רבי יוסי בר רבי חנינא מוליך ומביא כדי לעצור רוחות רעות מעלה ומוריד כדי לעצור טללים רעים Although I realize this is not an answer as to why "davka" (specifically) the ones that are waved.


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A kiddush cup, which is tammeh on the outside, doesn't transfer tummah to your hand because the outside of the cup is dry. Since your hand won't become tammeh before hamotze through just holding a tammeh-kiddush cup, Yekkies have the custom to wash before kiddush. However, most don't keep that custom because we are concerned that the wine, which itself ...



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