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1.The Mishnah discusses laws that relate to an animal with a permanent blemish that was consecrated as a Korban.
2. The Mishnah also discusses the laws of an animal which becomes permanently blemished after it was consecrated as a Korban.
3. The Mishnah implies that if an animal -- which was consecrated as a Korban after it became permanently blemished -- is not redeemed, it is exempt from the laws of a firstborn animal.
4. Rebbi Elazar says that one who slaughters an animal with a blemish on a private altar (when such an altar was permitted) transgresses a negative prohibition.
5. Everyone agrees that in order for an animal consecrated as a Korban to be redeemed (such as when it received a blemish after it was consecrated), it must be stood up and evaluated.
6. If an animal with Kedushas Damim dies, Rebbi Shimon says that it may be redeemed. The Chachamim say that it must be buried.
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1. After such an animal is redeemed, it is subject to the laws of firstborn animals. It may be worked with and sheared like an ordinary animal, and one may benefit from its offspring and milk. The Mishnah states a number of other laws with regard to such an animal.
2. After the animal is redeemed, it is exempt from the laws of firstborn animals. One may not work with or shear it, and one may not benefit from its offspring and milk. The Mishnah states a number of other laws with regard to such an animal.
3. Although only the animal's value is sanctified (Kedushas Damim) and not its actual body (Kedushas ha'Guf), as it was never able to be a Korban, the Mishnah understands that Kedushas Damim overrides the law of a firstborn animal.
4. The verse states, "Do not sacrifice to Hashem, your G-d, an ox or sheep." Rebbi Elazar understands that this extra verse that warns against sacrificing animals with a blemish includes a prohibition against sacrificing them on a private altar.
5. There is a discussion about whether this Halachah applies to animals that were sanctified only with Kedushas Damim, or also to animals that were sanctified with Kedushas ha'Guf. Rebbi Shimon says that it applies only to animals with Kedushas Damim. The Chachamim say that it applies to animals with Kedushas ha'Guf as well.
6. Since Rebbi Shimon does not require the animal to stand up in order to be evaluated, he maintains that it may be redeemed. According to the Chachamim, it must be buried, since there is no possibility for the evaluation process to take place.
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