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Avodah Zarah

Avodah Zarah 63

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 19, 2018 | ג׳ בניסן תשע״ח

In the house of Rabbi Yannai they borrowed shmita produce from poor people and returned them produce the following year from non shmita produce. Rabbi Yochanan allowed this. The gemara questions this ruling from a braita and brings several resolutions.

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Avodah Zarah 64

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 20, 2018 | ד׳ בניסן תשע״ח

Rabbi Chiya bar Ami asks a number of questions to a number of rabbis regarding certain issues about avoda zara – can one work for a non-Jew to break idols? Does the money a non-Jew receives for selling idols have the status of the idols themselves and is forbidden to a Jew to benefit from them?…

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Avodah Zarah 65

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 21, 2018 | ה׳ בניסן תשע״ח

Can one give gifts on idol worshipper’s holidays to a non-Jew who doesn’t worship idols? If wine touched by non-Jews falls on other items, does it forbid them?

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Avodah Zarah 66

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 22, 2018 | ו׳ בניסן תשע״ח

If wine nesech was mixed up with grapes, is it forbidden only if it gives flavor or is it forbidden in any quantity? If the mixture is considered a mixture of two of the same types, it is forbidden in any quantity. In determining if two things are the same type, do we determine it based…

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Avodah Zarah 67

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 23, 2018 | ז׳ בניסן תשע״ח

If a forbidden item mixes with a permitted one and gives it a bad taste, does it make it permitted? Is there a debate regarding this issue and if so, exactly in which case is the debate?

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Avodah Zarah 68

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 25, 2018 | ט׳ בניסן תשע״ח

The discussion regarding the debate between Rabbi Meir and Rabbi Shimon continues relating to the halacha about a forbidden item that gives bad flavor – is the mixture permitted or not? IF a non-Jew is handling in some way sealed wine of a Jew and the Jew leaves the non-Jew alone with the wine, what…

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Avodah Zarah 70

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 26, 2018 | י׳ בניסן תשע״ח

Various cases are brought where non-Jews came in contact with the wine and the rabbis determined in each case whether it was permitted or forbidden. What is a Jewish worker gets paid in wine from a non-Jew? If a Jew sells wine, at what point does the wine become problematic and therefore does the Jew need…

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Avodah Zarah 71

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 27, 2018 | י״א בניסן תשע״ח

Rav Ashi and Ameimar debate whether pulling an item affects an acquisition (kinyan) for non-Jews. If one pulls an item but has not yet settled on a price, does that prevent the acquisition from being final? The issue of a flow is raised again and an attempt is made to conclude is it considered connecting the…

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Avodah Zarah 73

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 28, 2018 | י״ב בניסן תשע״ח

What are the measurements by which various items are cancelled? Is there a difference between wine offered as libations to non-Jews and other forbidden items? Is there a difference if it falls into the same type of substance or a different one? If it falls into a mixture that contains the same item and also…

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Avodah Zarah 74

By Michelle Cohen Farber / March 29, 2018 | י״ג בניסן תשע״ח

How does one kasher a winepress? It depends on what material the winepress is made out of and whether or not there was pitch placed on the surface. Basic laws of toveling and kashering utensils purchased/acquired from a non-Jew are explained as well as their derivation from the Torah.

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