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Arakhin 2

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 18, 2019 | ื˜ืดื• ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

What are the similarities and differences between one who makes a vow to give the monetary value of a person to the Beit Hamikdash and one who says “the value of this person is upon me”? Which types of people are included in the category of those whose neder or arakhin work or the value…

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Arakhin 3

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 19, 2019 | ื˜ืดื– ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

The gemara continues to bring mishnayot from all over Shas that say “Everyone in obligated in…” and explains what is included by the word everyone. One of the cases relate to women being obligated in reading the megillah. Then the gemara brings tannaitic sources that say “everyone in obligated in… priests, levites and israelites.” In…

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Arakhin 4

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 20, 2019 | ื™ืดื– ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

After the gemara brings several more examples of sources that say everyone is obligated – priests, levites and israelites and explains the reason for it, it then brings a braita that expounds the verses about arakhin in various ways. The purpose was to explain the source why one with boils or despicable is included in…

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Arakhin 5

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 21, 2019 | ื™ืดื— ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

The law regarding arakhin – if someone says “the value of my head upon me” it is valid and one needs to give the value of one’s entire body (since the person’s life is dependent upon it) – is also applicable to vows of valuation. If so, how does one reconcile this with a braita…

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Arakhin 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 23, 2019 | ื›ืณ ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜
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Arakhin 8

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 24, 2019 | ื›ืดื ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

What are the upper and lower limits for arakhin? Does a porr person always give one shekel or does it depend on what he can afford? What if he was poor and then became rich? The next mishnayot discuss other situations with outer limits like a woman who gets confused about whether she is bleeding…

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Arakhin 9

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 25, 2019 | ื›ืดื‘ ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

How many 29 day months or 30 day months can there potentially be in a year? How many days from the time of baking the two loaves for Shavuot or the showbread can they be eaten? How many days after birth can one potentially do a brit mila (on time)? Ulla and Rav Huna disagree…

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Arakhin 10

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 26, 2019 | ื›ืดื’ ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

How many shofar blasts were in the mikdash? How many musical instruments? What days do we say full Hallel – why specifically on those days? Stories are told of instruments that they tried to glorify or fix but itย distortedย the sound and they returned them to their orginal state.

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Arakhin 11

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 27, 2019 | ื›ืดื“ ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

Who played musical instruments in the Temple – why? Was the main “shir” the singing or the musical instruments? What is the source for singing while bringing the sacrifices? It is a critical element of the sacrificial process? With which sacrifices did they sing?

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Arakhin 12

By Michelle Cohen Farber / June 28, 2019 | ื›ืดื” ื‘ืกื™ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

The gemara deals with a braita quoted earlier that talks about when the destruction of the two temples happened and specifically in which year of the shmita cycle. The gemara raises questions from other places where dates are discussed and the gemara tries to answer the discrepancies.

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