THE FREIDA MILLER MASECHES TAMID
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) The Mishnah in Midos discusses one of the tasks performed by the Ish Har ha'Bayis. Who was the Ish Har ha'Bayis (see Rosh)?
(b) When he approached one of the guards, as he made his rounds each morning, says the Tana, the latter was expected to stand up. What was he then supposed to say?
(c) What was he permitted to do if any of the guards failed to comply? Why was that?
(d) What would Shimon reply if Reuven asked him about the screams coming from the direction of the Azarah?
(e) What did Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov testify?
(a) What did Rebbi Chiya bar Aba quote Rebbi Yochanan as having said when he learned this Mishnah?
(b) Rebbi in a Beraisa sings the praises of Tochachah (rebuking). Which two things, besides 'Nachas Ru'ach' (a spirit of contentment), does Tochachah bring in its wake?
(c) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Mishlei "u'le'Mochichim Yena'em"?
(d) And what disappears with Tochachah?
(a) According to others, it was the Pasuk in Tehilim "Einai be'Ne'emnei Aretz" (and not "u'le'Mochichim Yena'em") that Rebbi quoted. What was Rebbi praising, according to them?
(b) What did Rebbi Shmuel bar Nachmeni Amar Rebbi Yonasan have to say about someone who rebukes his fellow Jew, based on the Pasuk in Mishlei ...
1. ... "Mochi'ach Adam 'Acharai' ... "?
2. ... "Chein Yimatzei mi'Machalik Lashon"?
(a) How does Abaye, based on the Mishnah in Yoma, reconcile the Mishnah's initial statement, which permits any Kohen to Tovel and perform the T'rumas ha'Deshen, with the statement that follows, granting the Mitzvah to whoever wins the Payas (see Rosh)?
(b) According to the Mishnah in Yoma, what would initially determine who merited to perform the T'rumas ha'Deshen?
(c) What did they do if two Kohanim tied in the race up the ramp?
(d) What made them change to the method of Payas (which was equivalent to the method of tossing up to which we just referred [minus the race])?
(e) Rava reconciles both rulings according to the situation after the Takanah. Why is it then necessary to Tovel so early (see Rosh)?
(a) The appointee then took the key in order to enter the Azarah from the Beis-ha'Mokad. Where was the key located?
(b) He then opened the Pishpesh (which we already discussed earlier) leading to the Azarah. Why did he not open the main gate?
(c) What were the Kohanim who followed him through the Pishpesh holding in their hands, when they split up into two groups to make their way round the Azarah?
(d) Which part of the Azarah did they traverse? What task did they perform in the process?
(a) Which route did each group take?
(b) Where did they meet?
(c) How did they greet each other when they met?
(d) Whom did they leave in the Lishkas Chavitin before moving on to the T'rumas ha'Deshen?
(a) What did the Kohanim warn their Chaver who went to perform the T'rumas ha'Deshen, besides showing him where the shovel for the Avodah was kept?
(b) Where was it kept? What was it made of?
(c) Why was nobody permitted to accompany him into the Ezras Kohanim?
(d) Seeing as the Kohen did not take a torch with him, how did he see?
(e) Why did he not take a torch with him in order to see better what he was doing?
(a) What was the first thing the other Kohanim heard from the Kohen who went to perform the T'rumas ha'Deshen?
(b) How did they respond to what they heard?
(c) What did the Kohen who was about to perform the T'rumas ha'Deshen do ...
1. ... after washing his hands and feet from the Kiyor?
2. ... after arriving on top of the Mizbe'ach?
3. ... after reaching the foot of the Kevesh with the shovel-full of ashes?
(d) Which side of the Kevesh did he initially ...
1. ... ascend the Kevesh?
2. ... descend the Kevesh?
(e) Where did he finally pour the shovel-full of ashes?
(a) What other three things were deposited there?
(b) What was the difference between the ashes of the T'rumas ha'Deshen and that of the other three, after they were deposited there?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov in a Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Re'ei "Lo Sita l'cha Asheirah shel Eitz"?
(b) How does Rav Chisda reconcile this with our Mishnah, which refers to a sun-porch running alongside the walls of the Azarah?
(c) What purpose did the sun-porches serve?
(a) When the Mishnah describes how they left one Kohen in the Lishkas Chavitin to start preparing the Minchas Chavitin, what does the Tana mean?
(b) Why can he not mean that he actually begins baking the loaves?
(c) Based on Rabah's explanation, what does the Beraisa learn from the Pasuk in Tzav "ve'Arach alehah ha'Olah"? How does Rabah interpret it?
Hadran Alach 'bi'Sheloshah Mekomos'
Perek Ra'uhu Echav
(a) What did the other Kohanim do when they saw their Chaver coming down the Kevesh with the shovel-full of ashes?
(b) What did they take with them when they ascended the Mizbe'ach to begin the Avodas ha'Yom?
(c) What did they first do with the limbs and the fat-pieces that had not yet burned?
(d) What did they do if there was no room on the side of the Mizbe'ach? Why could they not arrange them at the foot of the Mizbe'ach?
(a) What did the Kohanim then do with the burned out ashes on the Ma'arachah?
(b) Where was the Tapu'ach located? What quantity of ashes did they sometimes find on it?
(a) When did they empty the Tapu'ach (and take it to the Beis-ha'Deshen outside Yerushalayim)?
(b) Why did they decline to do so on Yom-Tov?
(c) How often did the Kohanim fail to empty the ashes from the Mizbe'ach (despite the huge amounts of ashes that had often pile up on it)?