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prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 42
YOMA 42, 43 have been anonymously sponsored towards a REFU'AH SHELEMAH to
Shmuel Yakov ben Ayala Hinda, Ilana Golda bas Chana and Klarees Marcia bas
(a) Rebbi Yochanan cited a Machlokes between Rebbi Shimon ben Chalafta and
the Rabbanan regarding the Shiur of the piece of wool of the Parah - one
said *ten* Zuz, the other, a Shekel (*two* Zuzim).
(b) The Si'man to remember that the two opinions are extreme - is 'Echad
ha'Marbeh, ve'Echad ha'Mam'it (meaning literally that one says a lot, the
other, a little).
(c) Others say that their Machlokes did not concern the *Parah Adumah*, but
the *Sa'ir ha'Mishtale'ach*.
They give the Si'man to remember the
Machlokes as 'Ravya bar Kisi atones like the Sa'ir ha'Mishtale'ach' -
because that was the day on which Ravya bar Kisi (a Talmid-Chacham of that
time) dies - and the death of Tzadikim atones like the Bigdei Kehunah.
(a) Rav Yitzchak heard about two Shechitos, one, that of the Parah Adumah,
the other, that of the Kohen Gadol's bull on Yom Kipur - one of which is
Kasher through a Zar, the other, which is Pasul.
(b) Rav learns that the Parah becomes Pasul if it is Shechted by a Zar -
because the Torah writes by it "Elazar", and "Chukah" (and Chukah always
teaches that it is crucial.
(c) Aharon's bull on Yom Kipur however, does not become Pasul through the
Shechitah of a Zar (despite the fact that there too, the Torah writes
"Aharon" and "Chukah" - because the Torah writes them by the Shechitah,
which is not really an Avodah.
(d) The Parah Adumah could not possibly be Kedushas ha'Guf (i.e. Mizbe'ach)
- because its Shechitah took place on the Har ha'Mishchah, and not in the
(a) As a precedent to disqualify a Zar, even though it has nothing to do
with Kedushas Mizbe'ach - we have the sightings of Nega'im, which only a
Kohen is authorized to declare Tamei or Tahor.
(b) Shmuel learns from the combination of Aharon and Chukah that *Aharon's
bull* becomes Pasul if it is Shechted by a Zar. Nevertheless, the *Parah*
remains Kasher - because of the Pasuk "ve'Shachat Osah Lefanav" meaning that
a Zar should Shecht it in front of him.
(c) Rav interprets the word "Lefanav", from which Shmuel derives the
previous Derashah - to mean that the Kohen should not remove his mind from
the Parah during the Shechitah.
(d) Rav requires two Pesukim ("ve'Shachat Osah Lefanav" and "ve'Saraf es
ha'Parah *le'Einav*) for Hesech ha'Da'as, because, from the first Pasuk
alone, we would have thought that it is only at the beginning (during the
Shechitah) that Hesech ha'Da'as is crucial, but not at the end (by the
burning). And had it taught us this at the end, we would have thought that
it is specifically there, where the animal becomes valid for what it is
being brought for, that Hesech ha'Da'as is crucial, but not by the
(a) Filling the water and mixing it with the ashes also become Pasul through
Hesech ha'Da'as - because the Torah writes "le'Mishmeres le'Mei Nidah".
(b) Hesech ha'Da'as by throwing the cedar wood, the hyssop and the piece of
red wool into the ashes does not disqualify the Parah - because they are not
an intrinsic part of the cow.
(a) From the fact that either "Elazar" or "Kohen" is written by each of the
following (with regard to the preparation of the Parah Adumah): the
Shechitah; the Kabalas ha'Dam; the Haza'ah; the burning, and the throwing of
the cedar wood, the hyssop and the piece of red wool into the ashes - that
only a man is permitted to perform them, but not a woman.
(b) And from the word "Zos Chukas *ha'Torah*" - we learn that they must be
performed by day.
(c) We learn from the word "*Zos* Chukas ha'Torah" - that the one who
gathers the ashes, the one who fills the water and the one who mixes the
ashes with the water, are precluded from the previous Derashah.
Consequently, they may be performed by day.
(d) The reason that we *include* the first group in the stringency, and
*exclude* the second - is because the first group, like Haza'ah, are Pasul
from being performed by women (so we include them in the restriction of the
day-time - like Haza'ah); whereas the second group, which (unlike Haza'ah)
are Kasher to be performed by women, are rather included in "Zos", to
preclude them from the restriction.
(a) We initially reject this proof (from the Beraisa, that if a woman is
Pasul, so is a Zar), on the basis of the Haza'ah of its ashes, which is
Pasul if performed by a woman, but Kasher if performed by a Zar.
When the Gemara says that some of the Pesukim in the Parshah of Parah Adumah
are 'Motzi Miyad' and some are 'Mimeila' - it means that some of the Pesukim
come to preclude from what the previous Pasuk taught, whilst others retain
the previous Derashah (each case on its own merit, as we shall now see).
(b) We nevertheless go on to accept the proof from the Din of a woman - on
the grounds that, if a woman is Pasul to perform Haza'ah, it is only because
the Torah writes the word "Elazar" (from which we Darshen "Elazar" 've'Lo
Ishah'); in that case, a Zar must also be Pasul, because of the Derashah
"Elazar" 've'Lo Zar'.
(a) We learn from "u'Nesatem *Osah* el Elazar ha'Kohen" - that it was only
the first Parah Adumah that had to be prepared by Elazar (the deputy Kohen
Gadol), but not subsequent ones.
(b) The straightforward way of understanding this is that - in future
generations, any Kohen is eligible to prepare the Parah Adumah.
(c) Others however, learn from a 'Gezeirah Shavah' from Yom Kipur from
"Chukah" "Chukah" that it requires the Kohen Gadol.
(a) Rebbi learns from "ve'Hotzi *Osah*" - that, even if the Parah refuses to
go with the Kohen to be Shechted, it is forbidden to take out a black cow,
or another red one, to lure it out.
(b) According to the Tana Kama, if the cow refuses to budge, one may not
take out together with it ...
1. ... a black cow - so that people should say that he Shechted a *black*
cow (instead of a *red* one).
(c) In spite of the Pasuk "ve'Hotzi *Osah*", the Tana Kama nevertheless
requires a reason for it - because the Tana Kama is none other than Rebbi
Shimon, who tends to give reasons for the Torah's rulings.
2. ... a red cow - so that people should not say that he Shechted *two* cows
(instead of *one*).
(d) The practical difference between Rebbi and Rebbi Shimon - is whether the
Kohen is permitted to lead a donkey (or any other animal other than an cow):
according to Rebbi Shimon, it will be permitted to do so, since nobody will
accuse the Kohen of Shechting a donkey instead of a cow; whereas according
to Rebbi, any second animal is precluded from "Osah".