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PESACHIM 6-10 - Two weeks of study material have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham Fawer to honor the sixth Yahrzeit of her father, Reb Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi (Rebbi Morton Weiner) Z'L, who passed away 18 Teves 5760. May the merit of supporting and advancing Dafyomi study, which was so important to him, during the weeks of his Yahrzeit serve as an Iluy for his Neshamah.
1. Searching for Chametz is a Rabbinic obligation.
2. The Gemara discusses the case of two people who traveled along two separate paths, one of which was Tamei because of an object of Tum'ah present (such as a corpse).
3. Rava interprets the dispute in this case (#2) differently from the simple reading.
4. There is a dispute about how many times one must search for Chametz.
5. Rav Yosef explains the dispute in the Mishnah (#4) differently from its simple reading.
A BIT MORE
1. Torah law requires only that one get rid of his Chametz, which may be accomplished by forfeiting ownership of any Chametz in his possession.
2. Rebbi Yehudah: If it is not known which path is Tahor, and the two people ask Beis Din their questions (whether they are Tahor or not) at two separate times, they are both Tahor. Rebbi Yosi: Even if they ask their questions at two separate times, they are both deemed Tamei.
3. Rava says that everyone agrees that if they ask separately, they are deemed Tahor, and if they ask together, they are deemed Tamei. The dispute is when one of them asks on behalf of both of them, in which case Rebbi Yosi says that they are Tamei and Rebbi Yehudah says that they are Tahor.
4. Rebbi Yehudah: One must search three times: on the night of the fourteenth, on the morning of the fourteenth, and before he burns his Chametz. Chachamim: If he did not search at night, he should search in the morning, and if he did not search in the morning, he should search before burning the Chametz (but he only must search only once, l'Chatchilah at night).
5. Rav Yosef explains that everyone agrees that one must search for Chametz only once, l'Chatchilah on the night of the fourteenth. The dispute is whether one should search for Chametz after it is already considered forbidden. Rebbi Yehudah is concerned that one will come to eat it if he finds it, while the Chachamim are not concerned for this.
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