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How to determine who offered the second Korban Tamid of the day?

The gemara on Yoma 26a explains that there was just one lottery that covered both services: א"ר יוחנן אין מפייסין על תמיד של בין הערבים אלא כהן שזכה בו בשחרית זוכה בו ערבית Rabbi Yoḥanan said: ...
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Pirush on Tamid

There’s dissenting opinions who the anonymous commentator is (AKA, “ha’mefaresh”): Some attribute it to R. Yitzchok b. Baruch, a student of Rabbenu Tam. E. E. Urbach disproved this attribution; R. ...
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What did the Kohanim do if there was nobody who hadn't already done the K'toret?

מִי שֶׁלֹּא זָכָה בַקְּטֹרֶת כָּל יָמָיו יָבֹא וְיָפִיס. וְלֹא הָיוּ מַנִּיחִים לְמִי שֶׁזָּכָה בָהּ פַּעַם אַחַת לִשְׁנוֹת בָּהּ, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁמַּעֲשֶׁרֶת, דִּכְתִיב (דְּבָרִים לג) יָשִׂימוּ קְטוֹרָה ...
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Why does the ash-clearing kohen get a reminder of where the shovel is?

I suspect (no source) that it's a combination of a two factors: No one else was around when he fetched the shovel. (He was the only kohen to go to the other side of the ramp at this time.) He hadn't ...
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Can you make a siyum on tractate Tamid?

R' Ben Zion Abba Shaul writes in his responsa (Or Tzion 12:2) that one may make a siyum on Meseches Tamid, and this siyum is valid in reference to taanis bechorim on Erev Pesach. He also rules so ...
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Pirush on Tamid

In the introduction to the sefer "Pirush HaRishonim Al Meseches Tamid" he quotes the Chok Nosan who writes that it is the Ri Bar Baruch one of the Balei Tosfos. He also quotes the Yavetz who writes ...
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Why did they teach “what is above”?

This seems to be based on a misunderstanding of the Mishnah in Chagigah. Rashi explains "what is above" to mean: מה למעלה - מרקיע שעל ראשי החיות: Above the firmament which is above the heads ...
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Why specifically branches as firewood on the Altar?

The unknown commentary1 to this Mishnah in the Talmud says that branches burn easily and do not produce [too much] smoke. He also states several other advantages for using younger branches than older ...
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is there a list of the 93 vessels used in the temple daily?

Here (starting from the bottom of the right column) is a list of 31 vessels, with 3 of each, totaling 93.
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How and why would they grasp the Kohen Gadol's shoulder stones?

According to this shiur by R. Yosef Carmel (see footnote 15), the assisting Kohen would hold on to either the stones on the shoulder straps of the ephod or the front of the stones of the choshen. The ...
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Minimum number of Kohanim and Leviim

--- I originally read that the question referred to the past, so these sources discuss the (minimal and maximal) amount of Kohanim that were active during the korbanos. --- It depends on the service. ...
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In Meseches Tamid 31b why are the karbonos interupted for shema?

The Mefarshim (Rosh, Mefaresh) explain that saying Shema and davening was done so that they can pray for the korbanos to be accepted. Therefore it could be considered part of the Mitzvah of bringing ...
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How did the all-women city get there?

The Gemara definitely says that the city was entirely female. However, a Midrash (Bereishis Rabbah 33:1) seems to discuss the same journey and indicates that males lived there as well (translation and ...
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Why does the ash-clearing kohen get a reminder of where the shovel is?

First, Melechet Shelomo makes an allusion to you astonishment והרי המחתה כל זה היה אומר לו הרי המחתה נתונה בזוית בין הכבש ולמזבח כן פירש המפרש שבדפוס ולא משמע כן מפירוש הראב"ד ז"ל.‏ I will ...
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Why was the side door to the hechal unlocked so oddly?

The Rav (see Rav mishna 2 also) explains that there were two locks on this door,there was a lock on the inside toward the bottom of the door and one on the outside, facing the person entering. The ...
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One Gemara cites another -- evidence of the order in which Shas was compiled?

Mahartz Chayus mentions in Gitin (7a) that depending on who is quoting whom, we can deduce which tractates were arranged first. As regards this issue of direct reference in the Talmud to other ...
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One Gemara cites another -- evidence of the order in which Shas was compiled?

I found once something interesting a bit similar to the point you are making at the beginning of Maseches Zevochim on Daf 7b where the Gemoro refers you to something it said earlier which is normally ...
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