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April 3, 2021 | 讻状讗 讘谞讬住谉 转砖驻状讗

Masechet Shekalim is sponsored by Sarene Shanus and Harold Treiber in memory of their parents, 鈥渨ho taught us the value of learning and of being part of the Jewish community.鈥

  • This month's learning聽is sponsored by Leah Goldford in loving memory of聽her grandmothers, Tzipporah bat Yechezkiel, Rivka Yoda Bat聽Dovide Tzvi, Bracha Bayla bat Beryl, her father-in-law, Chaim Gershon ben Tzvi Aryeh, her mother, Devorah Rivkah bat Tuvia Hacohen, her cousins, Avrum Baer ben Mordechai, and Sharon bat Yaakov.

Shekalim 13

Rabbi Elazar said in the mishna that if one consecrates all of one鈥檚 possessions and there are birds, wine and oil, they are only sanctified for their value, not they themselves. They sell to someone wanting to use them on the altar and the money is used to purchase burnt offerings. What is the source for this? A source is brought to support one reading of Rabbi Shimon that if one consecrated a female animal for a burnt offering, it would be only sanctified for its financial value. However, the gemara raises a question on that source and an alternative explanation of that verse is brought. That explanation also has a question raised against it. Prices were set each month for items needed to be bought by the temple treasury and if the price fluctuated, the temple was always favored 鈥 if prices went up, they bought at the lower price, if they went down, they bought also for the lower price. The mishna lists people who were in charge of certain jobs in the temple. Why were specifically those people mentioned? Why were certain rabbis called soferim? The organized laws in numbers to make them easier to remember/understand. The rabbis saw themselves as much less knowledgeable than those who came before them and compared themselves to the earlier rabbis as humans to angels or donkeys to people. A story is told of the donkey of Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair who starved itself for 3 days as it was unwilling to eat demai, produce that was possibly untithed. This donkey is used as a comparison to the later generations as they are not even comparable to that donkey. Pitchiya was known to have unique skills and was able to understand things that others could not, such as signals that a mute was making to tell the rabbis where they could find barley for the Omer offering in a year where there was a drought. Why was there a need for a special doctor for the priests specializing in intestinal diseases?

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Masechet Shekalim is sponsored by Sarene Shanus and Harold Treiber in memory of their parents, 鈥渨ho taught us the value of learning and of being part of the Jewish community.鈥

  • This month's learning聽is sponsored by Leah Goldford in loving memory of聽her grandmothers, Tzipporah bat Yechezkiel, Rivka Yoda Bat聽Dovide Tzvi, Bracha Bayla bat Beryl, her father-in-law, Chaim Gershon ben Tzvi Aryeh, her mother, Devorah Rivkah bat Tuvia Hacohen, her cousins, Avrum Baer ben Mordechai, and Sharon bat Yaakov.

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