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1. The Kohen in charge lines up, at the eastern gate, those Kohanim who were Tamei on the day of their service.
2. If a Korban Pesach was taken out of its allotted area or became Tamei, it must be burned immediately.
3. The Gemara discusses Moshe Rabeinu's questions to Aharon regarding his decision not to eat the Korban.
4. One opinion states that even Pigul is not burned immediately.
5. Rebbi Nechemyah: Aharon burned the Korban because he was an Onen; he was not permitted to eat the meat of a Korban.


1. Rav Yosef: This was done in order to embarrass those Kohanim who did not make sure that they remained Tahor for the day they were supposed to serve in the Beis ha'Mikdash. Rava: This was done in order to show everyone that the reason why these Kohanim are not performing the Avodah in the Beis ha'Mikdash (on the day they are supposed to) is because they are Tamei, and not because they do not want to serve.
2. Tana Kama: If the owner became Tamei or died, his Korban Pesach must be left out and burned on the sixteenth of Nisan. Rebbi Yochanan ben Berokah: His Korban should be burned immediately, since no one may eat it.
3. Moshe Rabeinu asked, "If the blood did not go into the Heichal and it did not go out of the allotted area, then why did you not eat it?"
4. Rather, it is left until its designated time for being eaten has passed, and only then is it burned. This is the opinion of Rabah bar Avuha, who derives this from a Gezeirah Shavah of "Avon-Avon" from Nosar to Pigul.
5. This is why Aharon said, "Like these," referring to his sons who had just died that day.

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