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1. The Gemara explains that the Mishnah (29a) is discussing a person who gives his friend an animal so that his friend's Shifchah Kena'anis should have relations with his Jewish servant.
2. The Mishnah explains the law of "Mechir Kelev."
3. The Mishnah says that if partners divided nineteen sheep and one dog, and one partner took ten sheep and the other took nine sheep and one dog, the ten sheep are all considered Mechir Kelev.
4. The Mishnah states that an Esnan is not only an animal, but anything that is offered on the Mizbe'ach.
5. There is a dispute about a Zonah who received grapes or olives in exchange for her services.


1. The Gemara explains further that the Jewish servant does not have a wife or children. Rebbi maintains that a Jewish servant may be given a Shifchah Kena'anis even if he does not have a wife or children, and therefore the animal is not an Esnan. The Chachamim say that it is an Esnan because one may not give a Shifchah Kena'anis to a Jewish servant unless the Jew has a wife and children.
2. A Mechir Kelev is an animal exchanged for a dog. The Torah says that such an animal may not be offered as a Korban.
3. The Gemara explains that this refers to a case in which the dog is worth more than any one of the ten sheep. (See Rashi at length for examples of the possible value of each animal.)
4. This includes, for example, wine and oil, which are also offered on the Mizbe'ach. If, however, a man gives the Zonah money, she may use that money to buy an animal to be offered as a Korban and it is not considered an Esnan.
5. One Beraisa says she may use it to make wine or oil to be brought on the Mizbe'ach. Another Beraisa says that she may not offer the wine or oil on the Mizbe'ach. Rav Yosef quotes an opinion that Beis Shamai says it is forbidden, and Beis Hillel says it is permitted.

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