KOHEN GADOL ONEN (cont'd)
Question: But in our Mishnah R. Yehudah lets the Kohen Gadol Onen do the Avodah (provided he has a replacement wife)?
Answer: That is Yom Kipur where there is no fear of eating.
Question: Is there Aninus, given that she is divorced?
Answer: Perhaps not legal Aninus, but certainly anguish.
MISHNAH: DURING THE SEVEN DAYS
The Kohen Gadol does the Zerikas ha'Dam, the Ketores, prepares the Neiros, and is Makriv the Rosh and Regel.
All year round it is his prerogative to be Makriv and to take the portion in the edible Kodshim.
A TAHOR PERSON BECOMING TAMEI FROM THE HAZA'AH
Our Mishnah must not follow R. Akiva, who holds that a Tahor upon whom there was Haza'ah becomes Tamei, as cited in the Beraisa (and the Kohen Gadol could not then do the daily Avodah).
The source is a Mishnah regarding (un)intentional Haza'ah.
R. Akiva learns from "Al ha'Tamei" that a Tahor becomes Tamei.
Rabanan interpret "Al ha'Tamei" to speak only of articles which may become Tamei (but a Tahor person certainly remains Tahor).
R. Akiva holds that this is one of the mysteries of the Parah about which Shlomoh wrote that it is beyond him.
Rabanan hold that reference to speak about the Mazeh and the one sprinkled upon being Tahor while the Nogeah is Tamei).
Question: The Mazeh is Tamei in the Pasuk?!
Answer: The Mazeh is the Nogea.
Question: But both are listed (and further, they have different laws regarding clothing)?
Answer: Rather, the Mazeh is the carrier.
Question: Then why did the Pasuk say Mazeh?
Answer: To teach that it requires the Shiur of Haza'ah.
Question: But what of the opinion that there is no Shiur for Haza'ah?
Answer: That is for how much is sprinkled, not how much there needs to be originally available (which does have a Shiur, as we find in the Mishnah).
(Abaye): Our Mishnah could even be R. Akiva, and we are speaking where the Haza'ah is done at the end of each day.
THE ORDER OF KETORES AND NEIROS
From our Mishnah we may infer that Ketores came before arranging the Neiros.
Question: But from the Mishnah in Tamid it seems the opposite?
Answer: The author of the Mishnah in Tamid is R. Shimon Ish ha'Mitzpeh (whom we know to have a different order).
Question: But from the Beraisa in Tamid it seems clear that he did not author the Mishnayos there!?
Answer: Our Mishnah, here, is R. Shimon.
Question: But there is still a contradiction, since we have a Mishnah wherein the Ketores is after the Neiros!?
Answer (Abaye): The Ketores comes before the two latter Neiros, and after the first five.
Question: Does the Ketores interrupt among the Neiros (we were taught by Abaye himself that it was the Dam Tamid)?
Answer: Abaye was teaching the view of Aba Shaul (while we are speaking of Abaye explaining the Rabanan).