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Questions tagged [maseches-terumos]

The sixth tractate in the Order of Zeraim, dealing with the laws regarding the terumah donation given to the Kohanim (see Numbers 18:8-20 & Deuteronomy 18:4)

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How can we be lenient in a case of mixed up teruma?

The Mishna (Terumot 7:5) says: שְׁתֵּי קֻפּוֹת, אַחַת שֶׁל תְּרוּמָה וְאַחַת שֶׁל חֻלִּין, שֶׁנָּפְלָה סְאָה תְרוּמָה לְתוֹךְ אַחַת מֵהֶן וְאֵין יָדוּעַ לְאֵיזוֹ מֵהֶן נָפְלָה, הֲרֵי אֲנִי אוֹמֵר, ...
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If pirates demand you turn someone over, why can't you choose the person already subject to the death penalty?

I'm learning Ketuvot in my shiur, and we brought in Yerushalmi Terumah 8:4 on 47a. It states that a boat was traveling and robbers / murderers boarded and said: "Give us one of you and we'll let the ...
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Do any traditional sources discuss if Zenobia was Jewish?

Zenobia was the ruler of the Palmyrene Empire (c. 270 CE). It is conjectured by some scholars that she was Jewish (likely by conversion). The only explicit reference to her in the Talmud of which I am ...
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Why don’t any of these Tannaim hold of 1:60?

Terumos 10:8: דָּג טָמֵא שֶׁכְּבָשׁוֹ עִם דָּג טָהוֹר, כָּל גָּרָב שֶׁהוּא מַחֲזִיק סָאתַיִם, אִם יֶשׁ בּוֹ מִשְׁקַל עֲשָׂרָה זוּז בִּיהוּדָה שֶׁהֵן חָמֵשׁ סְלָעִים בַּגָּלִיל דָּג טָמֵא, צִירוֹ ...
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What's the difference between יאכלו נקודים and יתחלקו לעסות (in תרומות פ״ה)?

A few משניות in chapter 5 of מסכת תרומות discuss טמא wheat kernels that got mixed with טהור ones that never became מוכשרים לקבל טומאה. They say that, to avoid making the טהור ones טמא, we do one of ...
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Becoming Deaf and Mute

It was my understanding that the halakha differentiates between a person who cannot hear and one who can neither speak nor hear, despite the fact that the Hebrew word חרש is used for both (cf, for ...