Sunday, November 18, 2018

Day Yoimie Snippets ... Menachois Pages 93,94, 95,96,97, 98 & 99

You can copy and print this without my consent, since Torah belongs to all of us..... 

"דף צ''ג .."קרבן של ילד  
Page 93 Mesectas Menachois  
"A Korban of a Child" 

The mishnah on this daf states that if a child should bring a sacrifice then the mitzvah of "Smicha (leaning)" is not performed.

But when does a child ever brings a korban
A child is not obligated in performing any mitzvois and if he wishes to bring a korban, we do not accept it?

Commentaries explain that there are cases that this can indeed occur ....
A child whose father died and who while he was alive designated an animal for a korban and before he had a chance to fulfill his mitzvah he died ... the son even if he is only a  child is obligated to fulfill his late father's wishes and offer this sacrifice.

Commentaries add another situation.....
in a case where the child is a "metzorah" afflicted with leprosy, in that case once he gets healed, his father can offer a sacrifice on his behalf.

Press "read more" immediately below to continue to the rest of the dafim!

"דף צ''ד .."אפית לחם הפנים   
Page 94 Mesectas Menachois  
"The Baking of the Show Breads"
The very first Mishna of this Perek, details how the Show Breads (lechem ha'panim) were baked in the Temple, as per the traditions handed down from generation to generation originating from Moshe Rabbeinu.

There were 3 golden templates used ......

They placed the finished dough into the first one, to form it.

The 2nd template was used to place the dough in the oven ...
When they removed the baked challah from the oven, the bread was still very soft and to avoid the bread from crumbling into  tiny pieces, they placed it into the 3rd template, 

They couldn't place the baked challah back to the 1st template, because at this point in the process the bread rose and was much larger than the original first template.

"דף צ''ה .." לחם הפנים   
Page 95 Mesectas Menachois  
" Show Breads"
The following were the measurements of the finished product of the Show Breads:

They were each 10 tefachim long, 
5 tefachim wide
 and 7 fingerlenghts  high!

"דף צ''ו .." איך אכל דוד לחם קדוש   
Page 96 Mesectas Menachois  
" How was King David Allowed to Eat the Holy Show Breads?"

The Tanach, Sefer Samuel, relates that when David ran from King Saul, he entered the city of Nov, Town of Kohanim, and asked for bread because he was hungry and asked for a sword, so that he could do battle. 
The Kohanim offered David bread from the Show Breads, having only this left.

The halacha is, however, that only Kohanim can eat from this holy bread, so how was David able to eat it;  he wasn't a kohein?

The Talmud on this daf states that at the  time when he entered the city, David was suffering from bulmos, a life-threatening sickness that comes from extreme hunger. Bullmos is a temporary disease, not a chronic condition, but it is very dangerous, can cause blindness and frequently leads to death.

One suffering from bulmos may be fed even forbidden food, and even on Yom Kippur, until vision is restored. David argued that since his life was in danger, the Kohanim were permitted to feed him not only panim bread that had already been removed from the table, but even bread that was still upon the Table, whose consumption is normally both forbidden, and a violation of the prohibition of eating me'ilah....

The Talmud Yerushalmi relates that David was so famished that he ate all 12 loaves that had been removed from the Table.

"דף צ''ז .." השולחן מכפר   
Page 97 Mesectas Menachois  
" The Shulchan (Table) Forgives"

The Talmud states that while the Temple stood, the mizbeach, the Alter forgave the sins of the people, but nowadays that we no longer have the Temple, the table of each family offers forgiveness.

One who invites the poor to his table and performs the Mitzvah of Hachnasis Orchim merits to have his own sins  forgiven.

In other words the Table of each Jewish family that hosts the poor has the same holiness as the Alter as far as forgiveness goes, since at the family table one can perform the great mitzvah of Hachnasos Orchim.

This idea is gleaned from Tanach Sefer Yechezkel, that deals with the Alter in the Temple:
'' 'זה השלחן אשר לפני  ה ''
Yechezkel used the term "table" to refer to the Alter, the Mizbayach.
From the above quoted verse,  Chazal learn that the "family table" has the same spiritual advantage as the Alter as far as "forgiveness" is concerned.

"דף צ''ח .." ציור שושן הבירה בהר הבית    
Page 98 Mesectas Menachois  
" Painting of Shushan Habirah That Hung On Over The Temple Mount"

One who had the opportunity to visit  the Second Temple, saw something astonishing. 
The Talmud relates that there was a room built on top of the Eastern Gate of the Temple, and there hung an illustration of the city Shushan Ha-birah, familiar to all of us that know the Purim story... 
The Purim story occurred in the city of Shushan.

the Talmud offers different exclamations. 

When the Jews left the exile of Persia, the King of Persia ordered them to do that, either because he wanted to remind them that he was still in charge and that it was prohibited to mutiny or rebel against Persia or because the King of Persia wanted the Aliyah Jews to appreciate the fact that he gave them permission to make Aliyah and to build the Bais Hamikdash, known as the 2nd Temple.

"דף צ''ט .." דרכי לימוד התורה    
Page 99 Mesectas Menachois  
" The Ways to learn Torah"

One on the mItzvois that are connected to the Mitzvah of learning Torah is to "review" and to "remember" what you learned.

It is not enough to learn Torah .... because one can easily forget all or parts that one learns.

It is because of this Mitzvah of not to "forget" that many Rabbis have come up with many different ways in "Torah Learning" that makes it easier for one not to forget...

Some added a tune so that it's easier to memorize, others instituted the "Chavrusah Concept" which means to learn with a partner ....
And others take notes etc.

All this is done so that we can pass on the Torah to the new generation.

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