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Shevuot 2

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 30, 2017 | י״ב בכסלו תשע״ח

Study Guide Shevuot 2. The mishna lists 4 topics where the Torah mentions 2 things that are forbidden and the rabbis extend it to 4, one of them being oaths that one takes that one will or will not do something, an oath of expression.  Some of them incur the same type of sacrifice – a sliding one…

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Shevuot 3

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 1, 2017 | י״ג בכסלו תשע״ח

Why is Shevuot written right after Makkot?  The gemara asks a few more structural questions about  the mishna itself.  The gemara struggles to figure out whether the mishna follows Rabbi Yishmael or Rabbi Akiva.

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Shevuot 4

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 3, 2017 | ט״ו בכסלו תשע״ח

When Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi wrote in the mishna “Shevuot 2 that are 4,” was it his own opinion also or was he just using Rabbi Akiva’s opinion but he actually doesn’t hold that way?  Rebbi holds that “v’nelam” means he knew and then forgot – does that word mean that?  By Sotah that word is mentioned and…

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Shevuot 6

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 4, 2017 | ט״ז בכסלו תשע״ח

Study Guide Shevuot 6. The mishna in Negaim which is somewhat parallel to our mishna regarding the 2 shades of white that are leprous in the Torah and the two that the Rabbis added, and elaborates a little more.  The gemara explains that the mishna there doesn’t match Rabbi Akiva’s opinion as the mishna connects between Avot and…

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Shevuot 7

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 5, 2017 | י״ז בכסלו תשע״ח

Study Guide Shevuot 7. How do we know that the verses that obligate one to bring a sliding scale sin offering if one is impure is referring to one who entered the mikdash or ate kodashim?  How do we know that the sin offering that the Kohen brings on Yom Kippur whose blood is sprinkled on…

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Shevuot 8

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 6, 2017 | י״ח בכסלו תשע״ח

The braita which extrapolated exactly for what sin is the goat sin offering whose blood is sprinkled inside the kodesh kodashim meant to atone for is explained in detail.

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Shevuot 9

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 7, 2017 | י״ט בכסלו תשע״ח

Study Guide Shevuot 9. The gemara begins to analyze the 3 opinions brought in the mishna regarding the purposes of the goat sin offerings brought on the outer altar on Yom Kippur and on the regalim and Rosh Chodesh.

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Shevuot 10

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 8, 2017 | כ׳ בכסלו תשע״ח

Study Guide Shevuot 10. The gemara continues to analyze and explain the opinions in the mishna regarding what sins the goat sin offerings on Rosh Hashana, the holiday and Yom Kippur atone for?   The gemara startsa  discussion on a different topic regarding what is done with extra sheep left at the end of the year that…

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Shevuot 12

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 10, 2017 | כ״ב בכסלו תשע״ח

The debate between Rabbi Shimon and the rabbis is discussed relating to animals left over from the previous year that were designated for the Tamid sacrifice – can they be redeemed without a blemish or not.  According to Rabbi Shimon, they cannot – so what does one do with them?  What about a sin offering?

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Shevuot 13

By Michelle Cohen Farber / December 11, 2017 | כ״ג בכסלו תשע״ח

Study Guide Shevuot 13. The mishna is attributed to Rebbi as it seems to imply that Yom Kippur itself atones for sins even for those who don’t repent.  Could the mishna really be Rebbi – isn’t the continuation Rabbi Yehuda?  This issue is resolved and leads to further discussion.  Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Shimon’s debate regarding…

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