prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler of Kollel Iyun Hadaf
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
(a) They now brought the Kohen Gadol the Kaf and a Machtah (See Meleches Sh'lomoh). Where did they bring them from?
(b) What did the Machtah contain (See Tos. Yom-Tov)?
(c) What did the Kohen Gadol then do?
(d) How did they measure the amount of Ketores that he placed into the Kaf?
(e) What does the Tana mean when he adds 've'Kach Haysah Midasah'?
(a) In which hand did the Kohen Gadol hold the Machtah and the Kaf respectively, when he entered the Kodesh ha'Kodashim?
(b) Why was that?
(a) He traversed the Heichal until he reached the two curtains that divided the Kodesh Kodshim and the Heichal. How much space was there between them
(b) Why were the two curtains necessary? Why did one not suffice?
(c) Where exactly was the entrance to enter the space between them, and where was the entrance to the Kodesh ha'Kodashim?
(d) How was the entrance formed?
(e) This is the opinion of the Tana Kama. What does Rebbi Yossi learn from the Pasuk in Terumah "Ve'hivdilah ha'Paroches lachem bein ha'Kodesh u'vein Kodesh ha'Kodashim"?
(a) What did the Kohen Gadol do ...
1. ... upon entering the Kodesh Kodashim from the northern opening of the passageway?
2. ... when he reached the area where the two poles of the Aron ought to have been?
(b) Why can this not be taken literally as 'between the two poles'?
(c) What did he then do with the Ketores?
(d) What happened next (before he left the Kodesh ha'Kodashim)?
(e) How did he then take leave of the Kodesh Kodashim?
(a) What did he finally do before exiting the Heichal?
(b) Why did he make a point of keping his Tefilah short?
(c) He Davened that the weather should be warm and that the rain should fall in its time. What was his request concerning ...
1. ... 'Beis Yehudah'?
2. ... Parnasah?
(d) And what did ask for in connection with travelers?
(a) With regard to the location of the Aron, what was the name of the stone that now 're-placed' it?
(b) Why was it called by that name?
(c) When did it appear there?
(d) How far did it protrude from the ground?
(e) Why does the Mishnah mention it here?
(a) From where did the Kohen Gadol then retrieve the blood of his Par?
(b) Where did he take it to, and where did he stand?
(c) How many times did he proceed to sprinkle the blood towards the location of the Aron?
(d) If 'Achas le'Ma'alah ve'Sheva le'Matah' does not mean that he specifically sprinkled once on the (location of) the lid and seven times on that front of the Aron, then what does it mean?
(e) The Tana describes this as ke'Matzlif. What does 'ke'Matzlif' mean?
(a) To keep track of the number, he counted aloud. After declaring 'Achas' whilst sprinkling the first Haza'ah, what did he declare whislt sprinkling ...
1. ... the second one?
2. ... the third one?
(b) Why was it necessary to repeat 'Achas' by each sprinkling?
(c) Why could he not simply count from one to eight?
(d) Having concluded with the Haza'os of the blood of the bull, where did he place the bowl with the remaining blood?
(a) They then brought the Kohen Gadol the goat (the Sa'ir la'Hashem) for him to Shecht. Where did they bring it?
(b) What did he do with it?
(c) Where did he place the bowl of blood that remained after the Haza'os, according to the Tana Kama?
(d) What does Rebbi Yehudah say?
(a) What did the Kohen Gadol now proceed to do first with the blood of the bull, then with the blood of the goat?
(b) Where was he standing at the time?
(c) What did he do next (in two stages)?
(a) The Kohen Gadol then took the bowl that now contained the mixed blood of the bull and the goat to the Mizbe'ach 'which was before Hashem'. Which Mizbe'ach is that?
(b) Which Avodah did he perform next?
(a) The Tana Kama uses the expression 'Hayah Mechatei Veyoreid'. What does this mean?
(b) Why did he have to do that?
(c) Bearing in mind that he followed this procedure by each of the four K'ranos', what can we extrapolate from here?
(d) In which order did he place the Matanos?
(e) What does the Tana comment on the difference between the order of these Ha'za'os and the regular Haza'os on the Mizbe'ach ha'Chitzon?
(a) What were the dimensions of the Mizbe'ach ha'Zahav?
(b) Based on the small size of the Mizbe'ach ha'Zahav, in which basic point does Rebbi Eliezer disagree with the Tana Kama (See Tiferes Yisrael)?
(c) In which direction did he place the blood on ...
1. ... the three K'ranos that were the furthest away from him, according to Rebbi Eliezer (See Tos. Yom-Tov)?
2. ... the Keren next to which he was standing?
(d) Why did he do that?
(e) Like whom is the Halachah?
(a) The Tana states that the Kohen Gadol then sprinkled the blood 'al Taharo shel Mizbe'ach. What does 'Taharo shel Mizbe'ach' mean?
(b) Why does he use this term?
(c) How many times did he sprinkle it there?
(d) Where did the Kohen Gadol pour the leftovers of the blood ...
1. ... of the bull and the goat?
2. ... of all the other various Korbanos all the year round?
(a) What happened to both sets of leftover blood on Yom Kipur when they intermingled?
(b) Where did the stream take them to?
(c) What did they then do with it?
(d) What if someone used the blood without paying for them?
(a) The Mishnah now discusses 'Kol Ma'aseh Yom ha'Kipurim ha'Amur al ha'Seider'. What does the Tana mean by ...
1. ... 'Kol Ma'aseh Yom ha'Kipurim'?
2. ... ha'Amur al ha'Seider'?
(b) What does the Tana go on to say?
(a) According to the Tana Kama, if the Kohen Gadol sprinkled the blood of the goat before that of the bull, what did he have to do to rectify his mistake?
(b) What if the blood of the bull or of the goat spilled before he had finished sprinkling it in the Kodesh Kodshim or in the Heichal?
(c) And what did he do if the same thing happened to the blood that he placed and sprinkled on the Mizbe'ach ha'Zahav?
(a) Why, in the latter two cases, was the Kohen Gadol not obligated to begin all over again with the Haza'os of the blood of the bull?
(b) What do Rebbi Elazar and Rebbi Shimon say?
(c) Like whom is the Halachah?