44 minutes | May 30, 2021

Yoma 49 - May 30, 19 Sivan

Study Guide Yoma 49


Questions are raised against Rav Sheshet's opinion who held that carrying the blood to be sprinkled could be performed with the left hand. An additional question is brought by Rav Papa (continuation from the previous pages) regarding the handful of the incense. Rabbi Yehushua ben Levi asks a question about the handful - if a Kohen Gadol took the handful and died, would his replacement be able to take that handful or would he need to take his own? Rabbi Chanina's reaction to his question spurs a whole discussion in and of itself regarding when Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi was born - in the generation before or after Rabbi Chanina? How does his question relate to the debate regarding what happens if the Kohen Gadol dies after slaughtering the bull - does his replacement need to slaughter a new one? What is the answer to Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi's question? The gemara brings two different answers. Does the Kohen Gadol take the incense in his hands again when he is inside the Holy of Holies? If so, how is it done, technically? If the Kohen Gadol dies after slaughtering but before sprinkling the bull's blood, does his replacement need to slaughter a new bull? Two sides of the debate are brought and analyzed.

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