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prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Chulin 30
CHULIN 28-30 - Ari Kornfeld has generously sponsored the Dafyomi
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(a) The Mishnah in Pesachim discusses the La'av of "Lo Sishchat al Chametz
Dam Zivchi". Someone who possesses Chametz and who Shechts a Korban Pesach
on Pesach ...
1. ... li'Shemo (as a Pesach) is Patur from Malkos - because since a Pesach
after the fourteenth of Nisan is not fit to be brought as a Korban Pesach,
it is Pasul (and one is not Chayav "Lo Sishchat" on a Shechitah Pesulah).
(b) We extrapolate from the Seifa - that if he had Shechted it S'tam, he
would have been Patur ...
2. ... she'Lo li'Shemo (as a Shelamim) Chayav - because that is what a
Pesach after the fourteenth is fit for.
(c) ... indicating that it remains a Pesach. Initially, we learn from
there - that a Pesach after the fourteenth requires verbal designation
('Akirah', to change it from its original status).
(d) To accommodate even those who hold that normally, a Pesach does not
require 'Akirah', Rebbi Chiya bar Gamda, quoting the entire group of
Chachamim, establishes the case when - the owner was Tamei on the
fourteenth, and was therefore destined to bring the Pesach Sheini, in which
case, the lamb stood to be brought then as well, which is why it requires
(a) This Beraisa poses a Kashya on Resh Lakish ('Einah li'Shechitah Ela
be'Sof') - inasmuch as according to him, after performing part of the Shechi
tah on the animal, it is no longer fit to be brought on Pesach Sheini, in
which case it stands to be brought as a Shelamim, so why does it need
(b) It is not however, Pasul because of Shechitas Pesach she'Lo bi'Zemano
(answering our Kashya) - because we are currently speaking according to Resh
Lakish, who holds that the beginning of the Shechitah does not have the Din
(c) Abaye answer this Kashya - by pointing out that even though the
partially Shechted animal is no longer fit to be brought as a Korban Pesach
Sheini, it is fit to be redeemed (since at some stage before the conclusion
of the Shechitah it definitely becomes a Ba'al-Mum), and its money used for
a Korban Pesach.
(d) Nor is there a problem of Ha'amadah ve'Ha'arachah (that an animal
requires to be stood and assessed before it can be redeemed) on an animal
that is virtually Shechted - because as we will learn in ha'Or ve'ha'Rotav'
even if one Shechted two Simanim and the animal is still convulsing, it is
considered alive, in which case it can still be redeemed.
(a) When Rav Yehudah told Shmuel that Rav permitted a Shechitah that was
performed at a few different locations on the neck (i.e. on different
rings), he objected - on the grounds that the Shechitah needs to be a
'Shechitah Mefura'as' (a clear-cut Shechitah, in one location).
(b) Resh Lakish learns from the Pasuk "Chetz Shachut Leshonam" - that
Shechitah, like the piercing of an arrow, should be in one place (Shechitah
(c) To reconcile the Mishnah (on the following Amud) which permits two
people to Shecht together, even if one Shechts higher up (towards the head)
and the other lower down (towards the body), with Shmuel and Resh Lakish,
Rebbi Yirmiyah establishes it - when the two people are holding the same
(d) And when the Tana says 'one higher up and one lower down', he means -
that they are holding the knife diagonally.
(a) Rebbi Aba queried Rebbi Yirmiyah's interpretation from the Beraisa,
which comments on the Mishnah 've'Ein Chosheshin Shema Yitr'fu Zeh al Zeh',
which, according to Rebbi Yirmiyah, ought to have said - 've'Ein Chosheshin
Shema Yidr'su Zeh al Zeh' (seeing as they are both holding the knife, and
that is the only thing we need to be afraid of).
(b) This would not be necessary if the Mishnah was talking about two people
with two knives - because then we would be afraid that each one will rely on
the other one, with the result that between the two of them, they will fail
to cut Rov Simanim (see Tosfos DH 'Dilma Samchi').
(c) Rebbi Avin amended the Beraisa to conform with Rebbi Yirmiyah - to read
'Ein Chosheshin Shema Yidresu Zeh al Zeh'.
(d) Shmuel and Resh Lakish establish the Beraisa cited by Rebbi Avin, which
validates a Shechitah where the Shochet Shechted the Veshet lower down and
the Kaneh higher up, or vice-versa - where he Shechted the Veshet and the
Kaneh diagonally (so that they are cut in one place, and it is a Shechitah
(a) When they brought Rebbi Yitzchak bar Shmuel bar Marsa an ox that had
been Shechted in two or three places, he purchased the best parts and ate
(b) Rebbi Zeira commented to him that he clearly disagreed with Shmuel and
Resh Lakish - and interpreted the Mishnah that we just discussed 'Shenayim
Ochzin be'Sakin ... Shechitoso Kesheirah' by two people and two knives.
(a) Rav Yehudah Amar Rav invalidates the Shechitah in a case of 'Hichlid
bein Si'man le'Si'man' - which means that the Shochet placed the knife in
between the Simanim and Shechted the Veshet (which is situated underneath
the Kaneh) in a downward direction, before withdrawing the knife and
Shechting the Kaneh.
(b) On the other hand, if someone is Machlid, by Shechting the Simanim from
under the skin - he declares the Shechitah Kasher.
(c) In a Mishnah later in the Perek, Rebbi Yesheivav declares an animal that
was Shechted (upwards) from underneath the Simanim, a Neveilah. Rebbi
Akiva - calls it a Tereifah.
(d) In view of that Mishnah, Rav Yehudah Amar Rav is coming to teach us -
that the Shechitah is Pasul, even if he Shechts the Veshet in a downward
direction, which is how a Shechitah is normally performed.
(a) Rav Yehudah Amar Rav validates a Shechitah where the Shochet places the
knife under the animal's skin and Shechts (Chaladah). bei Rav - is uncertain
(b) They asked what the Din will be if the Shochet Shechts from under a
cloth that is tied around the animal's neck (see also Rabeinu Gershom) -
whether bei Rav is uncertain about that too, or whether they conceded to Rav
Yehudah that the Shechitah is Kasher, since the cloth is not an intrinsic
part of the animal.
(c) On the assumption that the cloth is not considered Chaladah, they
asked - whether it will be Chaladah if the Shochet places the knife
underneath matted wool on the animal's neck and Shechts.
(d) We remain with 'Teiku' on both She'eilos. le'Halachah - we apply the
principle 'Safek Isur le'Chumra, and consider the Shechitah Pasul.
(a) Rav Papa asked 'Hichlid be'Miy'ut Simanim Mahu?' This means - that after
Shechting the Kaneh and most of the Veshet without Chaladah, he turned the
knife and cut the remainder of the Veshet with Chaladah.
(b) Rav Papa is speaking about the Shochet concluding the Shechitah with
Chaladah, as we explained. But if he were to begin the Shechitah with
Chaladah - then it would be Pasul, no matter what.
(c) In the case of Rav Papa's She'eilah, the Shechitah might be Pasul
because it is all one Shechitah. On the other hand, it might be Kasher -
because by the time he made Chaladah, the Shechitah, technically, was
(d) The outcome of the She'eilah - is Teiku (and, as we already explained we
rule 'Safek Isur le'Chumra').
(a) In fact - all the other five Pesulim are affected by this ruling.
(b) Consequently, in a case of 'Shachat Sh'nei Shelish Ve'higrim Shelish'
(which remained a Safek in the first Perek) - we rule le'Chumra, like the
Rabbanan of Rebbi Yossi bar Yehudah (see also Tosfos DH 'Hichlid').
(c) To reconcile this with the Sugya earlier, which validated a case of
'Shachat Chatzi Gargeres Ve'shahah bah, Ve'gamrah', even according to those
who hold 'Mechtzah al Mechtzah ke'Rov' (seeing as technically, the Shechitah
has already been completed) - we reject this statement as a 'Dochek', and
accept the other half of the 'Mah Nafshach' there, that 'Mechtzah al
Mechtzah Eino ke'Rov' (based on the conclusion that this is the how we
(a) Our Mishnah rules in a case where ...
1. ... someone Shechts two animals simultaneously - that the Shechitah is
(b) If he severs the head whilst performing Holachah (moving the knife away
from his body) ...
2. ... two people hold a knife and Shecht (which we discussed on the
previous Amud), even if one is Shechting higher up and one lower down - the
Shechitah is Kasher, too.
3. ... the Shochet chopped of the head in one go - the Shechitah is Paul,
because of D'rasah.
1. ... or Hova'ah (drawing it towards it) - the Shechitah is Pasul.
(c) This last ruling applies even if the Shochet is using an Izmal - which
is a thin, small razor (in which case he will have to make Holachah and
Hova'ah as many times as necessary until he has cut through the two Simanim.
2. ... and Hova'ah - it is Kasher, provided the knife is at least twice the
length of the neck (at the thickest part).
(a) Shmuel learns from the Pasuk "Chetz Shachut Leshonam" - that Shechitah
must be performed by drawing the knife (like the motion of an arrow), and
not cutting into the neck).
(b) Tana de'Bei Rebbi Yishmael too, learns it from there, but only after
first trying to learn it from the Pasuk "Zahav Shachut", initially
interpreting "Shachut" to mean - 'flowing' (like smelted gold).
(c) He rejects that interpretation however, finally interpreting "Zahav
Shachut" as - the acronym of 'she'Nitveh ka'Chut' (spun like a thread).
(a) After examining an arrow for Rebbi Yona bar Tachlifa - Rava Shechted a
bird in flight.
(b) He proved that he had not performed Chaladah - by subsequently
ascertaining that the plumage around the neck had been cut.
(c) We learn from the Pasuk "Ve'chisahu be'Afar" (which implies that the
blood is placed in the middle of the earth) - that Kisuy ha'Dam entails
placing earth both underneath the blood and on top of top of it.
(d) Rava fulfill the Mitzvah of 'Kisuy ha'Dam' - by specifically digging up
the field over which the bird that he intended to shoot would fly.