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1. One is prohibited to inflict a blemish on an animal intended to be sacrificed, such as by placing dough on its ear so that a dog will bite it off.
2. There is a dispute about how to understand the verse, "He has no power to sell her… b'Vigdo Bah."
3. There is a dispute about the status of a firstborn animal that a Kohen purposely blemished.
4. There is a dispute about the status of a Metzora who cuts off the area of his leprosy.
5. The Gemara explains why Rebbi Eliezer and the Chachamim do not contradict themselves in their respective positions (in #3 and #4 above).
6. Rebbi Yirmeyah: When a Kohen intentionally inflicted a blemish on a firstborn animal that was given to him, and then the Kohen dies, are his heirs subject to the fine stated in the Mishnah?


1. This is derived from the verse, "Any blemish [should not be in it]," implying that one should not even cause it to receive a blemish indirectly.
2. Rebbi Akiva: Once a master marries ("Vigdo" refers to marriage) his Jewish maidservant who was sold to him by her father, her father cannot sell her again (even if she is subsequently divorced by her master while still a minor). Rebbi Eliezer: The father cannot sell ("Vigdo" refers to the father betraying) his daughter twice.
3. Rebbi Eliezer: It may never be slaughtered. Chachamim: If the animal naturally receives another blemish, the Kohen may slaughter it.
4. Rebbi Eliezer: He can become Tahor only when he becomes inflicted with another bout of leprosy and is proclaimed to be Tahor from it. Chachamim: He can become Tahor only if he is totally covered with leprosy, or if he cut it off before it was a size that would make him Tamei as a Metzora.
5. Rebbi Eliezer: It is more understandable that a Kohen will attempt to make a blemish in a firstborn animal, and it therefore requires a heavy fine. Chachamim: Since he is fined for his attempted trickery, the blemish is invalid and the Tzara'as is deemed Tamei.
6. Rebbi Zeira: His heirs are not subject to the fine stated in the Mishnah.

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