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Bekhorot

Bekhorot 2

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 18, 2019 | ื™ืดื’ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

One must redeem a firstborn donkey with a lamb and give the lamb to a priest. In which cases (due to some connection with a non Jew) is one exempt from this requirement? How is this issue connected to the prohibition to sell large animals to a non Jew?

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Bekhorot 5

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 22, 2019 | ื™ืดื– ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

The gemara resolves certain discrepancies in the Torah regarding numbers – two different totals of how many Levites there were, and how much money was collected from the half-shekels to build the mishkan. What is the law regarding a cow that gives birth to an animal that is more like a donkey – regarding firstborn…

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Bekhorot 6

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 22, 2019 | ื™ืดื– ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

What do we derive from the repetition of “the firstborn donkey should be redeemed with a lamb?” A cow that gives birth to a donkey but the donkey slightly resembles the cow is it obligated in firstborn? From where do we derive that regarding kashrut, it goes by the mother in a case where the…

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Bekhorot 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 23, 2019 | ื™ืดื— ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

Would Rabbi Shimon permit a non kosher animal born to a kosher animal if it is a little bit similar to its mother or does its head and most of its body need to be like its mother (as in the laws of firstborn)? What is the law regarding items that pass through or come…

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Bekhorot 8

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 24, 2019 | ื™ืดื˜ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

The gemara compares different types of fish. A braita is quoted which discusses the gestation period of different animals. relating to gestation periods, a story is brought about a question posed by the Roman emperor to Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chanania which brings Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chanania to debate the wise men of Athens who pose…

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Bekhorot 11

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 28, 2019 | ื›ืดื’ ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

What is the minimum value that one can redeem a donkey with? How is the law of redemption of a firstborn donkey different that regular hekdesh? Is one obligated to tithe produce that one purchased from a non-Jew after it was put it a pile? If one asks an am haaretz, Samaritan or non-Jew to…

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Bekhorot 13

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 30, 2019 | ื›ืดื” ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

If one redeems a donkey with a lamb and the lamb dies before it was given to the priest, is the owner responsible to replace it? What if the donkey died before the lamb was given? If one doesn’t redeem the donkey, one needs to break its neck – however redeeming is optimal. Other cases…

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Bekhorot 14

By Michelle Cohen Farber / May 1, 2019 | ื›ืดื• ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

What are the differences between animals that are blemished that are then designated for sacrifice (their value is sanctified) and animals that are designated for sacrifice and then become blemished (their bodies are sanctified)? What are the laws regarding redemption? What are the laws after redemption?

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Bekhorot 15

By Michelle Cohen Farber / May 2, 2019 | ื›ืดื– ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

What are the different approaches to the types of sanctified items that need to stand up in order to be evaluated? The gemara explains the various laws in the mishna relating to a sanctifiedย sacrificial animal that became disqualified and finds their source in the verses in the Torah.

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Bekhorot 16

By Michelle Cohen Farber / May 3, 2019 | ื›ืดื— ื‘ื ื™ืกืŸ ืชืฉืขืดื˜

What is one allowed to do with offspring or a sibstitution of an animal that was sanctified and then developed a blemish – is there a solution? One who does a deal with a non-Jew that the Jew will take the animal to bear offspring and they will share in the offspring, while the Jew…

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