Pesachim 3 – פסחים ג


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Today’s Daf Yomi Question:

Why was the talmid penalized (by Rav) for referring directly to Tuma’h if that was the shorter method of expression?

Why was the Goy chayav misah for eating the Korban Pesach?

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2 thoughts on “Pesachim 3 – פסחים ג

  1. He was not penalized. The Talmid who used a refined Lashon showed that he had the refinement of an Adam Gadol. Only in the first incident was the Talmid who used an unclean animal as a description of his learning, rejected. This is because it showed complete lack of reverence to his Torah.

    In this case of Botzrin Betahara, there is a Machlokes in the Mefarshim which one is the better one. Some say indeed that the shorter language was commended. The Maharal (in Gur Arye Al Hashas), however, says that the cleaner language was commended. He explains, Lashon Ketzara means concise language, not merely shorter. In our case, of picking grapes and olives, there is no point of doing the olives with Tuma. Therefore, as Rashi says, the point is that by grapes we are careful to do it Bitahara, but by olives there is no such meticulousness.

    The other point the Maharal mentions explains is that the idea of using Lashon Ketzara is so as not to lose the attention of the listener. In our case, once he mentioned the main point, which is that we are only careful when we pick grapes, the rest of the sentence can carry on, for it is not an essential element of the point being made.

  2. The Goy was Melagleg on the Torah; he was Mevazeh Kodshim; he is a Zar for this Karban; he stole his part, since they would never agree to give him a part had they known who he is; and he would probably be very mad at Rebbe Yehuda Ben Beseira and he became a Rodef (although Rashi is Mashma that Rebbe Yehuda would have killed him had he been able to).

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