Questions tagged [maseches-bikkurim]

The eleventh tractate in the Order of Zeraim, dealing with the laws concerning the first-fruit gifts to the Kohanim and a description of the donation ceremony

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Can a sikrikon be Jewish?

Can a sikrikon be Jewish, or are they by definition non-Jewish bandits? If by definition non-Jewish, then why are they specifically listed as not bringing bikkurim in the Mishna? (Bikkurim 1:2) Non-...
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Did two and half tribes settled across the Jordan bring Bikkurim?

Two and half tribes (Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh) were settled on the other side of Jordan and according to Rabbi Yose the Galilean fruits from across the Jordan were not allowed Bikkurim 1:10 ...
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Would the kohen place his hands under a woman's hand when she brought bikkurim?

In Devarim 26 and tractate Bikkurim it describes the bikkurim ritual including the fact that the kohen would place his hands under the hands of the person bringing the bikkurim during the waving of ...
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Why can a convert say mikra bikkurim but not viduy maaser?

Maaser Sheini 5:14 says that a convert can't say viduy maaser because he doesn't inherit a portion of the Land and can't say ואת האדמה אשר נתת לנו. We follow this mishnah. Bikkurim 1:4 says that a ...
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Bikkurim 2:2 vs. Maaser Sheini 5:10

Bikkurim 2:2: יֵשׁ בְּמַעֲשֵׂר וּבִכּוּרִים מַה שֶּׁאֵין כֵּן בַּתְּרוּמָה, שֶׁהַמַּעֲשֵׂר וְהַבִּכּוּרִים טְעוּנִים הֲבָאַת מָקוֹם, וּטְעוּנִים וִדּוּי, וַאֲסוּרִין לָאוֹנֵן. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן ...
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Why do we need a derasha for thieves and muggers by Bikkurim?

Bikkurim 1:2, with my somewhat rough translation: האריסין והחכורות והסקריקון והגזלן אין מביאים מאותו הטעם משום שנאמר ראשית ביכורי אדמתך Sharecroppers, muggers,1 and thieves do not bring ...
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Is anything known of יהודא בן טיטוס?

In Yerushalmi Bikkurim 11b(end) a person by the name יהודא בן טיטוס is mentioned. I would like to know if this person is the son of the famed roman emperor Titus (unlikely as that may be) or if any ...
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Sukkos and Chanukah Connection

There are many parallels between Sukkos and Chanuka: The Gemara in Shabbos 21b gives an explanation for Beis Shammai's opinion that one should count down candles throughout Chanukah that it's just ...
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Can a convert to Judaism have a Jewish mother?

The Mishna, Bikkurim 1:4, speaks of converts to Judaism who bring their first fruits to the temple, or who pray within a synagogue: אלו מביאין ולא קורין הגר מביא ואינו קורא שאינו יכול לומר אשר נשבע ...
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